Eric Nelson and I were involved in a Microsoft UK Azure day recently, where we invited press and analysts to meet some companies that were doing interesting things with Azure and find out a little more about why the chose Azure, and what their experiences had been. I took my camera along so we could share some of those conversations with you . .  enjoy!

 

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AWS have been working with Windows Azure since before its official unveiling at the 2008 PDC in LA, where they had been working on an

RNLI safety of life system. Here Richard Prodger talks about how the RNLI system has progressed, and some of the other work with Windows Azure, such as “SocketShifter - Warping the Internet Space Time Continuum with the Azure .NET Service Bus

 
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Bert Craven from EasyJet is on a mission to make travel better by reducing much of the queuing we all have to do at airports, through the use of Windows Azure for mobile passenger services










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Dot Net Solutions have done a number of interesting projects with .NET and Windows Azure. Here Dan Scarfe and Marcus Tillett talk about one of their projects, Scrumwall, and how they moved it to Windows Azure.


 

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Richard Burrill of PensionDCisions describes how the company has taken a new and innovative approach to help companies and individuals really understand their pension, using sophisticated software to calculate and process this data, and how they turned to Windows Azure to help them achieve this.


 

 

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Jon Poynton and Dan Sadler talk to Matt Deacon about TBS, and how company delivers mobility solutions, and in particular how their adoption of Windows Azure is helping them create a new generation of off-premise solutions.

 

. . . and if you want to read some of the reviews that came out of the day, check these out:

http://www.v3.co.uk/computing/news/2246103/easyjet-flies-clouds-azure

http://www.v3.co.uk/computing/analysis/2246022/q-mark-taylor-microsoft-uk

http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/07/14/236876/microsoft-azure-goes-online-priced-to-compete-with-amazon.htm

http://www.cio.co.uk/opinion/veitch/2009/07/14/microsoft-lays-out-ts-and-cs-for-windows-azure-cloud-vision/?intcmp=ARP4

http://www.itpro.co.uk/612736/need-to-know-windows-azure 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/jul/14/microsoft-azure-prices