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Windows Azure Kick Start

Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Windows Azure Kick Start

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Spend a day with two of the nation's leading cloud experts in learning how to build a web application that runs in Windows Azure. We will show you how to sign up for free time in the cloud, and how to build a typical web application using the same ASP.NET tools and techniques you already use today. We will explore web roles, cloud storage, SQL Azure, and common scenarios. We will save time for open Q&A, and even cover what should not be moved to cloud. This will be a hands-on event where you will need a laptop configured with the required pieces. We will have help onsite to get the right bits installed as well. Lunch and prizes will be provided.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the event will start at 9:00 AM.

Session Requirements

  • A computer or laptop: Operating Systems Supported: Windows 7 (Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise Editions); Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista (Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise Editions) with either Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2
  • One click install of Windows Azure SDK and required software using Web Platform Installer.
  • The sample code and handbook for the labs will be provided at the event.  However, you can save yourself some time and download the labs in advance.

Consider bringing a power strip or extension cord.


Michael Collier is a Windows Azure MVP and serves as a National Architect for Neudesic, a Microsoft SI partner that specializes in Windows Azure. He has nearly 11 years of experience building Microsoft-based applications for a wide range of clients. Michael spends his days serving as a developer or architect – helping clients succeed with the Microsoft development platform. He gets very “geeked up” about any new technology, tool, or technique that makes his development life easier. He is also an avid golfer and attempts to be good at shooters on the Xbox 360. Michael also speaks nationally on Windows Azure - previous speaking engagements include multiple regional user groups, CodeMash 2011, Cloud Connections, and multiple Windows Azure Boot Camp events. You can follow Michael on Twitter at and on his blog at

Josh Harrison is Director of .NET Solutions with Leading EDJE. For the past decade he has been working with organizations of all sizes to help them build custom software applications. He has written and given talks on a broad-range of Microsoft-related technology topics. Though recently his interest has been focused on the changing technologies that power the web. For more, check out his blog at

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When & Where

Microsoft Offices
8800 Lyra Drive #400
Columbus, OH 43240

Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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