Windows Azure: Your Journey to the cloud FREE Training 2 May 2013


Event Details FREE Training by Microsoft Cloud Experts

If you have developed one of the new breed of beautiful, modern apps that runs on a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device you may well have used an infrastructure cloud service for the back-end. You can’t risk even a small chance of an outage of your cloud service at that kind of scale. Even though the app itself didn’t fail, your customers will perceive it that way. At the same time you don’t want to get in to the service management business: it’s got almost nothing to do with development. You’re caught – at massive scale like this you have no choice but to have an ultra-reliable service. This event shows you how to develop your cloud service so that it requires the absolute minimum of your time in doing service management and cloud development, but still gives outstanding reliability.

Date Thursday, 2 May 2013 from 09:00 to 16:30

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Microsoft Ltd Cardinal Place
80-100 Victoria Street
SW1E 5JL London
United Kingdom

09:00 – 09:30 Coffee and Registration

09:30 – 11:00 The Modern Developer and the Cloud

Aimed at the mobile/tablet/laptop developer, this general session introduces three crucially important concepts concerning the back-end services their apps connect to:

  • Service management is tough. Service management at the massive scale of your successful app is really tough.

  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service

  • Platform-as-a-Service

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 Copy what you already have in to the cloud

The default option is to do it the way it’s always been done in your own data-centre. Install Operating Systems, Databases, Web Servers, Middleware and your own code, data and configuration on to Virtual Machines that run in a public cloud operator’s data-centre. Then simply manage it all to provide the high levels of reliability, scalability and availability your customers will expect from your app. It’s not the best way, but it’s at least a start and helps you to get going very quickly. In this session we show you how to do that.

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Slow down, think, be prepared

Modern App developers tend to be attracted to the tangible parts of technology; the parts their customers can touch and feel: tablets, slates, smartphones, laptops, readers, desktops, TVs. This session shows you how to build a cloud infrastructure that just works, requires almost no service management at all and frees you up to concentrate on the user experience part of your app – the bit the users actually see and feel.

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:15 Case Studies

Let’s look at a few case studies of apps that have been released and learn the good, the bad and the ugly. These guys will tell you what works and what doesn’t. What’s worth concentrating on and what’s just a waste of time.

16:15 – 16:30 Wrap-up

A review of the day’s activities and suggestions of how you can progress your app and what next steps you could take.

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