Brian Johnson's Startup Developer Blog

January, 2010


    Is Azure Right for my Business?


    Free Live Meeting on February 25. Check out the link for details and to register. Should be a good event.

    CSD24CAL: Is Azure Right for my Business?

    Microsoft Partners are cordially invited to attend an online Live Meeting briefing to hear new insights and points-of-views from well-known industry experts and leading edge partner companies on what the Windows Azure opportunity means for your organization. We will demonstrate how you will be able to change the face of your business and introduce new revenue streams for building solutions for our customers.

    Have you pondered the business opportunity behind Azure?
    Do you want to know how to:

    • Leverage the opportunity and get started / engage your customer?
    • Assess an organization for Azure and help them determine their S+S strategy?
    • Compute cloud charges and determine the ROI of migrating to the cloud?
    • Determine what best practices to apply in migrating applications to Azure?

    At this briefing you will:

    • Hear from a leading Azure partner on how to get-started identifying and developing Azure opportunities
    • Hear from peers within your network about real projects and business development initiatives

    Who should attend?

    This is a business development briefing for Microsoft Partners, specifically system integrators, who build custom developed solutions. Partner attendees most likely to benefit from this briefing include:

    • Executive Technology/ Business Liaisons
    • Technology Decision Makers
    • Development and Architecture Leaders

    Partner Interview: SummitCloud | brianjo | Channel 9


    This is an audio interview I posted to Channel 9 today. SummitCloud is working through the Microsoft Partner Network to drive and find new business opportunities.

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    Partner Interview: SummitCloud

    Posted By: Brian Johnson | Today @ 9:14 AM | 58 Views | 0 Comments

    SummitCloud is a BizSpark startup that produces analysis and compliance software used by suppliers and retailers. Microsoft Partner Evangelist John McClelland     and I sat down with SummitCloud CEO David Leibowitz to talk about SummitCloud, BizSpark, and the Microsoft Partner Network.

    Partner Interview: SummitCloud | brianjo | Channel 9


    Microsoft in the Cloud


    The Microsoft in the Cloud events are coming to cities in the US East Coast in February and March. Stops include Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Charlotte, and Boston. Check out the link below for details.

    Microsoft in the Cloud

    ...For Today, Tomorrow and Beyond.

    Are you evaluating cloud technologies and wondering where Microsoft fits in? Did you know that Microsoft has over 15 years of experience delivering services like Hotmail and more recently Xbox Live through the cloud to millions of users? Do you want to know more about what Microsoft’s annual investment in the cloud – a significant portion of its $9.5B R&D budget means to you and your company?

    Companies everywhere are looking to leverage cloud technology to:

    • Drive greater efficiency in IT systems and cut costs out of IT infrastructure

    • Increase the scalability and agility of IT infrastructure

    • Reduce IT carbon footprints

    • Help developers respond more quickly to business requirements

    • Address lost productivity and user frustration with disconnected IT experiences

    Join us to discover how Microsoft Cloud Computing enables organizations like yours:

    • Have the Flexibility of choosing whether your applications will run locally, in the cloud, or a combination of the two based on your business needs

    • Remain confident in the Security and availability of your data and services as you harness the efficiency, cost, and environmental benefits of the cloud

    • Maintain Control while increasing end-user satisfaction and productivity via the enablement of seamless experiences across the PC, Web, and phone.

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