clip_image00132222222 Local Overview :
Janison's ESSA Project wins Australian e-Gov Award

Remix Australia – Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Windows Azure" by Aussie MVP @snagy

My Concept Rules: We Have A Winner Time2Roster

clip_image001422222222 Readiness & Resources:
Windows Azure: Windows Azure Connect in multiple data centers
Multi-Platform Windows Azure Storage
How to Deploy Azure Role Pre-Requisite Components from Blob Storage
SQL Azure:

Gaining Performance Insight into SQL Azure

AppFabric: A basic inter webrole broadcast communication on Azure using the service bus
DataMarket: Accessing Cloud Data with Windows Azure Marketplace
Announcing More New DataMarket Content
e.g.
Environmental Hazard Rank
U.S. Consumer Price Index - 1913 to Current

Also some code samples (use your DataMarket Access Key)

Alteryx Demographics
BSI Parcels
Weatherbug Station Locations

Watch: Video How-To: Creating Line of Business Applications using SQL Azure
Case Study:

Speed Menu – Reduces operational costs by 50%

“We had spent $150,000 on infrastructure before we’d shown a single webpage to a single guest”

Tools:

STEALTH Content Store for SharePoint using Windows Azure DataMarket Mapper developed by OnTerra Systems

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clip_image0011022222222 Guidance:
Walkthrough:

Using the Queuing Service in Windows Azure

Architecture:
New Guidance Available on Using SSL Certificates with Windows Azure
clip_image001622222222 In the news:
General: CIT to offer world's first degree in cloud computing
Longhaus - Considerations for cloud data stored offshore
Venture Appitalist; an investor to bridge the gap to SaaS?
Microsoft: Windows 8 first demo - Video
Windows Azure: Microsoft eyes Ubuntu and Debianon Hyper-V. Windows Azure next?
Analyze Your Move to the Cloud and Windows #Azure With MAP 6.0 Beta
clip_image0011222222222 Events:
Local:

 CloudCamp Sydney - July 21st

Biyearly innovation and collaboration festival this week. A welcome addition to the line-up: Amplify TV lets you watch the AMPlify festival live

Tim Buntel (@tbuntel) presents at:

Global:

TechEd (US) Windows Azure sessions available here

Webinar: MSDN Webcast June 14, 2011: Using Windows Azure DataMarket to Explore the Power of Local Weather
MSDN Webcast: Integrating High-Quality Data with Windows Azure DataMarket (Level 200) on 6/21/2011 at 8:00 AM PDT
clip_image001822222222 Community:
Like Azure? Mailing list for OzAzure
clip_image00132222222 Questions:
Q:

What standard is applied when deleting data from storage that may be used by other customers?

A:

Hardware disposal including drives - is governed by the Global Foundation Services (GFS) policy which itself is under governance of ISO 27001