Six Steps to Windows Azure launched last week with over 160 attendees over the 2 days at our London kick off events which were run in partnership with the UK Windows Azure User Group.  Our first event Azure in the Real World showcased some fantastic real life solutions. Our second day focused on Advanced Topics in Windows Azure which included Windows Azure Media Services and Web Services.  Overall the feedback has been fantastic.(#sixstepsazure) The audience was a real mix of those who have just started with Windows Azure to those considering it in the coming year.

 

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Here is the content that was delivered by a great line up of speakers  on the 8th and 9th November.

8th November:

Powerpoint Decks:

Hitting the Limits of Azure Storage presented by Richard Wadsworth

Drillboard:A sports app case study presented by IQ Cloud

Sheffield University: Environmental Projects on Azure presented by Shaping Cloud

Bootstrapping a start-up with Windows Azure presented by Labtrac Solutions -

How SaaS Changes an ISV’s Business Model presented by David Chappell

Videos:

 

Hitting the Limits of Azure Storage. Richard Wadsworth, Amido

Drillboard: A Sports App Case Study. Matt Quinn, IQCloud

Sheffield University: Environmental Projects on Azure. Carlos Oliveira, Shaping

Bootstrapping a Start-Up with Windows Azure. Damian Otway, Labtrac Solutions

Exploring the Micro: .NET MicroFramework and Windows Azure. Andy Cross, Elastacloud.

How the Cloud Changes Financial Services. George Kaye, Derivitec and Andy Cross, Elastacloud.

David Gristwood talk to David Chappell.

 

9th November:

Powerpoint Decks:

Windows Azure Media Services presented by Nuno Filipe Godinho

Windows Azure and Active Directory presented by Steve Plank, Microsoft.

 

 

What’s next in Six steps to Azure?

Step 2: Architecture and Design for Windows Azure - Join us online on 26th November:

· Windows Azure Architecture for Developers  - 10:00am

· Windows Azure Architecture for IT Professionals – 12:00pm

Step 3: Integration with Mobile and the New World of Apps – Join us online on 4th December

· Integration with Mobile and the New World of Apps Part 1 – 10:00am

· Integration with Mobile and the New World of Apps Part 2 – 12.15pm

We also have a number of Windows Azure Developer camps, which will take attendees from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having deployed a simple application, and made it available on the public internet.

Other steps to follow but you can find out about the entire programme here.