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A very simple Windows Azure based app that hosts an application illustrating Sydney train commute times, to get to CBD by 9am

Open forum launches website prior to first meeting in March. See twitter #auscloudforum

Cloud computing launches in Australia are coming thick and fast

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Reading:

  • Windows Azure
  • SQL Azure

Watch:

Case Study

Fun:

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Walkthrough:

Design

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General news:

Big three risks according to David Chappell:

  • Outsourcing to an external provider
  • Storing data outside your organization
  • Vendor lock-in

Microsoft

Windows Azure

allows banks to remove the high data centre costs associated with running a multi-application environment by moving these operations to a consumption-based pricing model.

Wrap the Windows AzureManagement and Diagnostic APIs

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Local:

  • Cloud Computing Forum – Run by Orion VM (Sheng Yeo) First Friday in March (see website)

Likely to be seen around our cities:

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Become a fan: www.facebook.com/windowsazure (Azure Facebook Toolkit)

Want answers? See the forums

Recorded but not yet published: CloudCast (name suggestions welcome) - an audio series featuring myself, Rab Thynne, Tom Hollander and Michael Rosic

Coming in March: Azure Meetups!

January/February community web cast boot camps