Greg Willis

Thoughts on emerging technology and cloud architecture

December, 2009

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About Greg Willis

I'm a strategic technical advisor and enterprise architect with over 20 years commercial experience in the digital media, IT, telecoms and finance industries.  I joined Microsoft Australia in 2004.

My professional profile and personal contact information can be found on LinkedIn at:   My personal website is at

My prior experience includes architecting high-traffic (and in other cases high-hype) web sites in the halcyon days of Web 1.0 before the web world generally worried about such trivial matters as business models and revenue.

My focus is now on emerging technologies and the adoption of cloud platforms - specifically their role in extending enterprise and ISV architecture.  I also have an on-going fascination with digital media and rich user experiences consumed across multiple devices.

Little known fact:  In the Marvel universe I am apparently able to manipulate gravity.

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    Windows Azure Training Kit December update available

    The excellent Windows Azure Training Kit has just been updated for December.  I always recommend this as a good starting point when I’m talking to customers and partners about getting their hands dirty with all the major aspects of the Windows Azure...
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    Launching Windows Azure in Australia

    I’m very pleased to share that we will be holding a launch event for the Windows Azure Platform in Australia on February 23rd 2010 in Sydney.   We are also planning a local roadshow around this date, including a stop in Melbourne on February 25th...
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    Shaping the Windows Azure Platform

    The product teams building the Windows Azure Platform are very responsive to customer and developer feedback and shape many features and decisions based upon it. If you have a great idea about the features you’d like to see in Windows Azure (SQL Azure...
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    What is Windows Azure?

    It’s been around a little while but I’m still drawn back to the thoughtful simplicity of this video Steve Marx created to answer the basic question - What is Windows Azure? Very impressive.   Steve has a good blog post on the why and the how...
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