My colleague, Mike Benkovich, has been running a weekly webcast called “Cloud Computing: Soup to Nuts”, covering various parts of the Windows Azure platform for the developer audience. It’s a great way to get your ‘head in the clouds’ and make use of the 90-day Windows Azure Free Trial or your MSDN benefits (you did know you get free time in the cloud with MSDN, right?).

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 17th, I’ll be the guest presenter for the ninth segment of his series: “Getting Started with the Service Bus” from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.

No man is an island, and no cloud application stands alone! Now that you've conquered the core services of web roles, worker roles, storage, and Microsoft SQL Azure, it's time to learn how to bridge applications within the cloud and between the cloud and on premises. This is where the Service Bus comes in—providing connectivity for Windows Communication Foundation and other endpoints even behind firewalls. With both relay and brokered messaging capabilities, you can provide application-to-application communication as well as durable, asynchronous publication/subscription semantics. Come to this webcast ready to participate from your own computer to see how this technology all comes together in real time.

Did you catch that last part of the abstract ?  I’m going to need some help with the demos, and that’s where you come in. Intrigued?  Register for the webcast!

To catch up on the rest of Mike’s series, check out his Soup to Nuts page on BenkoTips!