Ok, folks.  For some reason we're not getting our upcoming MSDN events published on the MSDN Events website.

So... here's a rundown of all the events in the area that you might be interested in.

City

Date

Columbus

18-Aug-09

Downers Grove

19-Aug-09

Mason

19-Aug-09

Indianapolis

20-Aug-09

Grand Rapids

16-Sep-09

Southfield

17-Sep-09

Bloomington

22-Sep-09

Independence

22-Sep-09

Nashville

29-Sep-09

Knoxville

30-Sep-09

Chicago

1-Oct-09

And here is what we're talking about:

By now most developers and architects are aware of cloud computing and several people have heard of Microsoft Azure, which was announced at PDC 2008 last November. While many of the fundamental concepts are relatively easy to understand, lingering issues relate pertaining to how to apply cloud computing to specific scenarios. What is it? When should I use it? How does it apply to my job? Join us as we review some of the lessons Microsoft IT has learned through Project Austin, an incubation project dogfooding the use of Microsoft Azure as a platform for supporting internal line-of-business applications.

In this event we will start by reviewing cloud computing architectures in general and the Azure architecture in particular. We will then dive deeper into several aspects of Azure from the developer’s and architect’s perspective. We will review the Azure roles (web, web service and worker); discuss several Azure storage options; review Azure security and identity options; review how Azure-based applications can be integrated with on-premise applications; discuss configuration, deployment and scaling Azure-based applications; and highlight how development teams can optimize their applications for better management and monitoring.

 

 

To sign up for these events, simply check the http://www.microsoft.com/events site and search for "Developer" event in your area.

See you there!

Bill