Session Review – Migrating Apps into Windows Azure

Simon Davies @ Microsoft Not all applications, services and data will mode to or be created in Windows Azure Technology Fit – Windows Azure Service / Programming Model Data – some data will remain on premise Economics – not worth moving some applications Timing – cannot move everything at once SaaS – some applications will be provided by SaaS vendors What capabilities does Windows Azure provide to help migrate and connect? Rules/Considerations about Windows Azure Applications Windows Azure apps is built from one or more roles A Windows Azure apps runs multiple IDENTICAL STATELESS instances of each role Stateless This … Continue reading Session Review – Migrating Apps into Windows Azure

Session Review – Windows Azure In Depth

Simon Davies ( World Wide Technical Support Professional @ Microsoft ) Windows Azure Overview Is “An Operating System for the Data Center” Treat the data center as a machine Compute Virtualized compute environment based o Windows Server Storage Durable (Automatically Managed by Microsoft. Always have 3 copies for Disaster Recovery purposes) Scalable High Availability Network Automated network provision and management On Premise Connectivity Global Content Delivery Network (CDN) Management Automated Model Driven Management as a Service Resources Management Provisioning Monitoring Allows Developers to think their app and data only Windows Azure In Depth Modeling Cloud Applications A could app is … Continue reading Session Review – Windows Azure In Depth

Session Review – Windows Azure – From Startup to the Cash Cow

Luis Alves Martins (Architect Evangelist @ Microsoft Portugal) How do we Start? Think BIG / Globally Multi-Language Multi-Currency … Start SMALL Start building things step by step, instead of trying to conquer all at once Think only on the Application and Data instead of all of those and also Hardware, Hardware Management, and so on. How to Get Windows Azure? Microsoft BizSpark Program (Startup with less than 3 years) MSDN Subscriptions (Microsoft Partner Benefit) Windows Azure Subscriptions Windows Azure Pay-as-you-Go Why Azure? Cost Agility Risk Mitigation Expertise Join the expertise that you already have about developing solutions and Managing Data … Continue reading Session Review – Windows Azure – From Startup to the Cash Cow

Some Q&A about Windows Azure AppFabric Caching

Today someone asked me about Windows Azure AppFabric Caching, and how it works and so I thought it would be interesting to do a blog post about it, with the Questions and Answers for everyone to see and comment and even ask more, to complete it. Question: What are the Cache Sizes available in the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service? Answer: 128 MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB   Question: What happens when provisioning Windows Azure AppFabric Caching in the Portal? Answer: When you do the provisioning of the Caching Service, you define the Cache Size you want to use, … Continue reading Some Q&A about Windows Azure AppFabric Caching

MIX11 – Session Review – Building Windows Phone 7 Applications with the Windows Azure Platform

Wade Wegner ( Technical Evangelist @ Windows Azure Team ) Why Phone + Cloud? The cloud levels the playing field The cloud provides larger pool of resources from which to pull The cloud provides a way to reach across device platforms Why Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure? Because Windows Azure is PaaS. you build, Windows Azure runs it Automatic OS patching Scalable Utility billing model Additional services Access Control Services (Provides Identity Federations) Traffic Manager (Provides an easy way to manage the location from which Data Center the app is served) Caching ( Provides a Caching Service that allows … Continue reading MIX11 – Session Review – Building Windows Phone 7 Applications with the Windows Azure Platform