Greg Willis

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  • Blog Post: Cloud @ Tech.Ed Australia 2010

    I am delighted to be the content owner for the Cloud & Online Services track at Tech.Ed Australia 2010 (24th – 27th August, Gold Coast Australia) and we’re currently considering the sessions we will deliver. This technical track will primarily feature content on the Windows Azure Platform...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Australian Launch - DONE

    It’s been a busy week – we launched Windows Azure to the Australian market on Tuesday 23rd here in Sydney!   Our keynote speaker, David Chappell , delivered an excellent perspective on the Windows Azure Platform (and other cloud platforms) and was very well received by the crowd in both Sydney...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Australia Roadshow with David Chappell

    As announced back in December, we have a number of upcoming Windows Azure events in Australia in February. We are honoured to have David Chappell joining us to give his expert perspective on the Windows Azure Platform.   David is a very engaging and knowledgeable speaker so these should be...
  • Blog Post: 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. Full details forthcoming soon, including our visiting...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed Australia – Azure Call for Content Open

    Tech•Ed 2009 season comes to Australia on Sept 8th – 11th.  There are 13 content tracks planned and I’m the owner for our track on the Azure Services Platform.  My colleague Nigel Watson is owner of the general Architecture track.   For the full set of tracks / owners Andrew Coates...
  • Blog Post: JAOO Presentation

    Recently I delivered an overview talk at JAOO in Sydney and Brisbane on Azure Services Platform, and specifically Windows Azure.   As always an interesting crowd with good questions at JAOO - thanks to Dave Thomas and the rest of the JAOO team for the invitation. I’ve published a copy of the...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at JAOO this week

    If you'll be at JAOO Sydney or JAOO Brisbane come along and see my talk The Cloud is Azure .  I will be talking about how Microsoft's cloud platform fits in with the emerging cloud taxonomy as well as discussing some of the key elements of the platform and patterns to consider in building and deploying...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Microsoft Cloud Platform

    At the end of last week I was busy with our Steve Ballmer Power to Developers event here in Sydney.  Here is the complete video from our cloud development overview session. During Gianpaolo’s visit we had some good local discussions with the customer architecture and developer community about their...
  • Blog Post: Bringing “Client + Cloud” to Sydney

    Following on from a slew of announcements around our Software + Services platform futures at PDC last week we have organised an update for the Australian developer community this week during SteveB’s visit down under. You can find out more about the event in Sydney on November 6th and how to tune...
  • Blog Post: REMIX08 Highlights

    I managed to spend time at REMIX this year in both Sydney and Melbourne. I was speaking on user experiences and media monetization at a breakfast we held for some of our web agency and ISV partners. Overall highlight of the event was the great local atmosphere - almost all Australian speakers (even...
  • Blog Post: Ron Jacobs at the Sydney Architect Council

    In May Ron Jacobs was our speaker at the Sydney Architect Council: TOPIC:  The Perfect Pattern Storm, where TDD meets UX and MVP As host of ARCast.TV, Ron Jacobs has a front row seat to observe the constantly shifting architectural landscape. In this session we will consider what happens when the...
  • Blog Post: Kiwibank at the Sydney Architect Council

    Just before the Easter long weekend, Dr Bohdan Szymanik (Enterprise Architecture Manager, Kiwibank) delivered a great session entitled: Kiwibank in Transformation: Startup to Enterprise at the Sydney Architect Council. The session was very well-received and had some interesting perspectives on how an...
  • Blog Post: Sydney Architect Councils

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of our role as Architect Advisors in DPE is helping support the local customer and partner architecture community. As part of this our team host quarterly Architect Council events in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.  For the councils we line up some great speakers...
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