Whiteboard Characters Answer ‘Why Windows Azure?"’

IsvInnovationImage MSDEV presents a video series where Bill Lodin uses a whiteboard to help illustrate why people should adopt Windows Azure. The series takes an interesting turn when the whiteboard’s personality emerges and it becomes a co-host.

The series answers the question, Why Windows Azure.


Episode 1 - What Is Windows Azure and Why Is It In the Cloud? In this first episode, Bill and his whiteboard sidekick introduce the concept of Cloud Computing and Microsoft's implementation of Cloud Computing with Windows Azure.

Episode 2 - The Windows Azure Development Experience. In this episode, Bill and his less than enthusiastic helper, focus on the underlying technology of Windows Azure that developers need to understand as they make the move to Cloud Computing with Microsoft.

Episode 3 - Moving Existing Applications to Windows Azure. Bill and his cheeky whiteboard friend are back, illustrating some of the issues users may encounter when moving existing applications to Windows Azure, and more importantly, how to mitigate potential issues.

Episode 4 - The Windows Azure TCO and ROI Calculator. This episode shows users how to use the TCO and ROI calculator. Bill and the ever present whiteboard walk users through this online tool, and how users can use it to calculate how much it will cost them to move to windows Azure, and what kind of savings they can anticipate.

Episode 5 - Front Runner. With the help of his whiteboard, Bill will show users the benefits of the Front Runner program for the Windows Azure platform.

Episode 6 - Sign Up. This episode discusses the various offers available to users who want to get started using Windows Azure. Bill and the whiteboard will show users how they can get started with Windows Azure for free.

See the series at Why Windows Azure on MSDEV.


Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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