Cyberiafreak

"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

I was there @ David’s Azure World Tour 2009, Blr

Yes I made it finally after a long gap myself attending MS event in Bangalore. It was a great learning to be part of "David" session on Azure world tour.
Session 1: Win Azure platform :  A perspective by David Chappell
Session 2: Using Win Azure platform : Scenarios by David Chappell
He is a cloud computing rock star and great speaker who knows in and out of Cloud computing at the moment.
The comparison was amazing and he did his part without
biased on MS. He talked about offerings of Amazon, Google, Salesforce,
MS etc in a simple and understandable way with neat slides.
Few things which I’ve scribbled and would like to share.
  + W.Azure – Provides a Win-based environment for running applications
and storing data on servers in Microsoft data centers. ( platform as
service, as of now no VNC like Amazon). It’s a platform for running Windows applications and storing their data in the cloud.  Web Roles and Worker Roles and how-to use them.
3 types – Blobs, Queues, Tables. Worker role instance isn’t allowed to have any incoming
network connections. It receives its input only from a Web role
instance. Instances communicate via the Windows Azure Fabric or the Windows Azure Storage. Web role instances communicate via
HTTP with external entities, like a Web browser, for instance. Just a Web server running on multiple machines, upload
your sln and config files, rest it will do the scaling etc.
  + Microsoft .NET Services – Offers distributed infrastructure
services to cloud-based and local applications. ( Naming is bit
confusing one, but the same regular stuff )
  + MS SQL Services – Provides data services in the cloud based on SQL Server.  
Sesson 3 & 4: Windows Azure : Serendipity, product demo  by Sudhir Mody, IndigoArchitects.com
He gave a neat description about Azure real time implementation and
hands on code, deployment etc. He has already spoke about this in Teched 2009, Here is those slides for
ref. http://www.slideshare.net/rsnarayanan/web-20-futures
Few links to read further :
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2A8E06D9-188D-4EC8-BA2D-D3DEB96FC06D&displaylang=en
www.azure.com, http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/4/3/e43bb484-3b52-4fa8-a9f9-ec60a32954bc/Azure_Services_Platform.docx
www.davidchappell.com

As a free handout, MS provided VPC image in a DVD to practice Azure programming, I’ve got an extra DVD with me, ping me if you want one. The virtual machine contains the following software pre-installed and configured,
           Windows 7 Release candidate, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition SP1
           Visual C# 2008 Express Edition SP1, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition SP1 (Instance Name .\SQLExpress)
           Windows Azure SDK v1.0, Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2008 1.0
Note: Unfortunately the VPC is not getting booted in my desktop
for some reason, still trying to fix but no use. Will check in Laptop and see…by the way..just dropped a mail to Rajinish Menon, MS regarding
this. Let me know if anyone faces the same issue with that VPC copy provided.

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October 23, 2009 - Posted by | MS Events in India (Bangalore)

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