14:00 – 16:00  Tuesday 6th October 2009, London.

Cloud computing is here, and that has important implications for your business. Join us to hear from new-technology expert, David Chappell (www.davidchappell.com), what cloud computing and the Windows Azure platform means for ISVs, custom software development firms and enterprises.
David Chappell, is an industry thought leader in cloud computing who has helped software developers around the world think through the challenges and opportunities this emerging technology brings to their business

According to many, Cloud computing looks like the biggest change to hit our industry in many years. The advent of cheap, scalable compute power available over the Internet will affect almost everybody who works in IT.  But what is cloud computing and how does one take advantage of this new approach?

In this session, aimed at both technical and business decision makers in Microsoft partners, David Chappell looks at the Windows Azure platform and what it means for ISVs and custom software development firms.

The topics he’ll cover include:

- An overview of the Windows Azure platform: Technology and business model

- The cloud platform context: Google, Amazon, Salesforce.com, and more

- Using the Windows Azure platform: Scenarios for ISVs and custom software development firms

The goal is to provide a foundation for thinking about the Windows Azure platform, then offer guidance on how to make good decisions for using it.

About David Chappell

David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates (www.davidchappell.com) in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps software professionals around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about new technologies. David has been the keynote speaker for many conferences and events on five continents, and his seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of developers, architects, and decision makers in forty countries. David’s books have been translated into ten languages and used regularly in courses at MIT, ETH Zurich, and other educational institutions. In his consulting practice, he has helped clients such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation adopt new technologies, market new products, train their sales staffs, and create business plans.

How to Register

This event has a restricted attendance, so please register now either by following below link (and Invite code) or calling

Phone Number: 0870 166 6680 ref: 5572

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Using Invite Code: 702DFE

Venue Address & Location

Microsoft London (Cardinal Place)
100 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
Tel: 0870 60 10 100

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