Register today for the March 6, 2012 Session of Leveraging SQL Azure in SharePoint Online here !

SharePoint Online is the portal/collaboration platform of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud service. SQL Azure provides a highly available and scalable cloud database service as part of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. Can these two be used together? This session will investigate scenarios combining both SharePoint Online and SQL Azure. The session will be primarily be demonstration based with several code walkthroughs. An understanding of basic SharePoint development and SQL Server is preferred.

Speakers:

Dr. Zhiming Xue “Z" is a senior Microsoft Architect Evangelist, based in the Washington DC area. He focuses on the Windows Azure platform while continuing to evangelize Microsoft technologies such as Windows Phone, SharePoint, Silverlight, ASP.NET and the web platform. Prior to his current role, he played lead developer and architect roles at Microsoft Services to support enterprise customers in both private sector and public sector. His blog is blogs.msdn.com/zxue.

Ed Hild is the Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA specializing in Portal and Collaboration solutions. At the MTC, he meets daily with both commercial- and public-sector customer to discuss business requirements and map them to the Microsoft platform. He helps customers understand product features, best practices, and necessary customizations for them to realize SharePoint’s full potential. Ed is a dynamic speaker and has previously presented at Microsoft Dev Days, Tech Ed, and Microsoft SharePoint Conference events as well as many local area user groups. He has published SharePoint developer books including Pro SharePoint 2010 Solution Development and Expert SharePoint 2010 Best Practices. Ed’s previous experiences include a high school teacher, government contractor, and lead developer at a Microsoft partner.