Big thank you to everyone involved in the session yesterday – and well done on the cocktails! And a special thanks to David of red badger for doing a great job of sharing their experiences.
Download Slides: Windows Azure Workshop
I was also asked about costing Windows Azure. Check out:
Creating this to start my Thursday
Big thanks to everyone who attended my Windows Azure workshop in Birmingham yesterday. Two of you were kind enough to say it was the “best session of the day” – thanks! Shame my laptop twin gpus refuse to be tamed!
Main next steps are:
And finally, the slides can be download from Windows Azure Storage 🙂
On Tuesday David and I delivered a Windows Azure Discovery Workshop in Reading. A big thank you to everyone who attended and asked such great questions – I know David and I really enjoyed the day even if the agenda went out the window early on!
The next step is to sign up at http://www.sixweeksofazure.co.uk for FREE assistance to fully explore and adopt the Windows Azure Platform.
Note: We have further FREE Windows Azure Discovery Workshops taking place in November and December if you would also like to explore the possibilities whilst getting a more detailed grounding in the technology. They take place in Reading, are completely FREE and the next is on November the 8th.
On Friday David and I delivered a new session as part of a great agenda for the BizSpark Azure Camp. Our session was “10 Great Questions to ask about the Windows Azure Platform”.
A big thank you to everyone who attended and asked such great questions – and also to the other speakers for making it a great day.
One of the things we discussed was “next steps”. I would recommend the monthly Windows Azure Discovery Workshops if you are new to the platform and would like to explore the possibilities whilst getting a more detailed grounding in the technology. They take place in Reading, are completely FREE and the next is on October the 11th. Hope to see some of you there.
Although the BUILD conference was primarily about Windows 8, there was still a lot of great sessions on Windows Azure. Now… how do we collectively find the time to watch them 🙂
Windows 8 and Windows Azure
There is a new Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8. Which is cool. The kit includes templates and samples to start using some of the new features of Windows 8 in your Windows Azure applications – and from a Windows Metro Style App. And there are several blog posts showing you how to use the kit:
So far so good.
But read on before you try any of the above…
You may run into a few issues getting an Azure development up and running on the Developer Preview. Which is where Wade Wegner can help with his post on running Azure tools and the SDK on the Windows Developer Preview. The three issues he addresses are:
- The current Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio do not yet support Dev11
- There are a few quirks getting dependencies for IIS installed on Windows 8 using the Web Platform Installer.
- After Visual Studio 2010 and the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio are installed on a machine with Dev11, the Windows Azure tools will grab an environmental path variable that points to 11.0 instead of 10.0