Windows Azure Technical Briefings for ISVs and Start-ups

The Developer & Platform Group at Microsoft are pleased to announce a series of technical briefings, targeted at ISVs and Start-ups, focused on the cloud based Azure Services Platform (first announced at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles in October 2008). This event will cover:

· Windows Azure – The operating system for the Cloud

· .Net and Live Services – Mesh, Service Bus, Access Control and Workflow.

· SQL Data Services and data access

· Next Steps

The briefings will consist of technical discussion, demos and interactive discussion and will focus on what Azure is and how it can be used as a platform for development. The sessions will be small, typically less than 30, to keep the flow of conversation going, and are suitable for Technical Decision Makers, Application Architects, Senior Developers and CTOs. There will be time after the event for more detailed one to one discussions on any topics related to this session.

20 January 2009, Reading: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=F8-6B-89-CB-96-1F-8C-61-D7-39-12-0F-50-CE-72-FD&Culture=en-GB Invitation Code: 66DD7F

22 January 2009, London: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=F8-6B-89-CB-96-1F-8C-61-8B-C6-ED-C4-54-8F-F0-7E&Culture=en-GB Invitation Code: 8142F0

11th February, 2009, Edinburgh: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=EC-1D-33-31-AD-26-40-35-11-56-7E-0F-75-39-9B-9A&Culture=en-GB Invitation code- 3737E8

Dates for future briefings will be advertised at http://blogs.msdn.com/ukisvdev/

For more information about Windows Azure, please visit http://www.azure.com/.

For any questions about the event and its format and content, or to register interest in future events, please email ukdev@microsoft.com