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What is Azure? What are all the pieces and how do they work together? As a developer, how do I build Azure applications? Is this just about storing data in the cloud? How do I get started with Azure?

These are probably all of the questions that you are asking yourself right now about Azure. You , like many other developers are looking at Azure and everyone is looking at from your own angle. Azure is not just one single technology. It is a new platform for developing applications on the Microsoft Cloud platform. Right now you are starting to take a look and trying to figure out where to start. Well, the San Diego .Net User Group has the place for you to start right here with our Azure Tech Day – The Essentials.

This will be first conference that we will be hosting that will be focused on the Microsoft Azure Platform. This first day will be focused on the essentials of the Azure platform and setting up the foundation for building applications in Azure. Later in the year we will have a more advanced Azure day that will be focused on taking your Azure education to an even more advanced level.

But for now we are going to be focused on the foundation of the Azure platform and getting you ready to start building your applications on the Azure platform. And we have some great local speakers that will help you along the way that you would only get to see in one place at a large conference. For this first day we have David Chou, Daniel Egan, Lynn Langit, and Brian Loesgen. That is a stellar lineup of knowledge that you would only be able to see if you were to attend a large conference like Tech-Ed. And we are bringing that to you for the low cost of only $75. For those who have an annual membership to the San Diego .Net User Group, the cost is even lower at only $45.

Annual Membership to the San Diego .Net User Group not only benefits you, but also the community, by allowing us to put on these conferences for the community. Your $50 annual membership not only supports the San Diego .Net User Group and the 48 meetings we have per year, but also entitles you to discounts to all the conferences we hold (including the second Azure Day) throughout your membership year. The San Diego .Net User Group is also a registered 501c3 corporation so your donation to the User Group is tax-deductible as well. So what are you waiting for? Register today and be sure to reserve your spot for the best all-day conference on Windows Azure with the best speakers.

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For existing members the cost for the Azure Day 1 - The Essentials is only $45.  You would easily pay hundreds of dollars to attend a sessions like this on your own. 

Not a member?  Not a problem. You can sign up for membership along with your workshop purchase.  Annual Membership to the San Diego .Net User Group is only $50 per year.  The small membership fee allows the San Diego .Net User Group to be the premier resource in San Diego for .Net Developers. We have four meetings a month along with 2-3 conference per year. You membership will get you discounts to these future conferences.

San Diego .Net User Group Member
US$ 45.00
 
Conference plus San Diego .Net User Group Membership
US$ 95.00
 
Non-Member - Conference Only
US$ 75.00
 
        
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Agenda - Subject to Change

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Welcome and Registration

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (David Chou)
Azure Intro

9:45 - 10:45 PM (Daniel Egan)
Azure Development

11:00 - 12:00 PM (Daniel Egan)
Azure Development

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Lunch Provided

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM (Lynn Langit)
SQL Azure Development

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Lynn Langit)
SQL Azure Development

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM (Brian Loesgen)
Windows Azure AppFabric

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM (All)
Panel Discussion

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Closing and Giveaways

        
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AMN Healthcare Conference Center
12400 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA  Map

Saturday, Oct 03, 2009
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Azure Into\Overview
Windows Azure platform is an Internet-scale cloud computing platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides a platform and a comprehensive set of services that can be used individually or together. Windows Azure’s flexible and inter-operable platform is used to build new applications to run from the cloud or enhance existing applications with cloud-based capabilities. Windows Azure simplifies maintaining and operating highly scalable and available applications by providing on-demand compute capabilities and storage to host, scale and manage web services and connected applications.

Azure Development
Part I : Overview of Cloud Computing and Windows Azure
 
The Windows Azure platform is a set of high-performance cloud computing services that can be used together or independently and enable developers to leverage existing skills and familiar tools to develop cloud applications. In this session, we’ll provide a developer-focused overview of this new online service computing platform. We’ll explore the components, key features and real day-to-day benefits of Windows Azure.
 
Highlights include:

  • What is cloud computing
  • Running web and web service applications in the cloud
  • Using the Windows Azure and local developer cloud fabric
  • Getting started – tools, SDKs and accounts
  • Writing applications for Windows Azure
Part II : Windows Azure Platform Storage Options
 
Durable data storage is a key component of any cloud computing offering. The Windows Azure Platform offers many options, which can be used alone or in combination. Windows Azure itself offers ready-to-use and lightweight storage in the form of tables, blobs, and queues. Another choice for storage is SQL Azure, a true relational database in the cloud. In this session, we’ll explore the highlights of these implementations and how to both create and use storage in each form. We’ll give you guidance on choosing the right forms of storage for your application scenarios.
 
Highlights include:
  • Understanding table & blob storage
  • Programming against table & blob storage
  • Working with queue storage
  • Managing credentials and connection strings
  • Scaling and configuration
  • Understanding SQL Azure databases versus local SQL Server databases
  • SQL Azure firewall, logins and passwords
  • Database creation, deployments and migrations
  • Database management using SQL Management Studio
  • Programming against SQL Azure databases

SQL Azure Development
In this demo-filled session, Lynn will explain the differences between Windows Azure storage and SQL Azure. She wil demonstrate working with SQL Azure storage in your application and discuss the option to connect a non-cloud hosted front end and/or a cloud-hosted front end to a SQL Azure back end solution. Lynn will also talk about migration strategies and best practices. In her talk, you wil also learn recommended business scenarios for cloud-based storage. Finally, she will cover in detail features of SQL Server RDMS which are and are not supported in SQL Azure.

Windows Azure platform AppFabric
With the recent “go-live” of Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform, intriguing new patterns for architecting applications are being made possible. As one of the three pillars of Azure, Windows Azure AppFabric provides an Access Control Service and a Service Bus, which come together to facilitate the development of distributed applications. This demo-heavy session will provide an overview of each, and then drill into the Service Bus, showing multiple demos of how to use it to bridge between on-premises and off-premises services and applications. We will also look at how Windows Azure platform AppFabric can be used to bridge between on-premises BizTalk ESB and external parties, and discuss how it makes possible a new breed of applications that would have been difficult or impossible to do before.

        
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David Chou
David Chou is a technical architect at Microsoft, focused on collaborating with enterprises and organizations in areas such as cloud computing, SOA, Web, distributed systems, security, etc., and supporting decision makers on defining evolutionary strategies in architecture. Drawing on his experiences from Sun Microsystems and Accenture, David enjoys helping customers create value from using objective and pragmatic approaches to define IT strategies and architectures.

Lynn Langit
Lynn Langit is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft in Southern California. She has worked with SQL Server for 10 years and has published two technical books on SQL Server (both on Business Intelligence). In her spare time, Lynn works on creating courseware to get kids started in coding. She also personally volunteers on the largest electronic medical records project implemented in sub-saharan Africa - SmartCare. For more information check out her blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/SoCalDevGal.

Daniel Egan, Developer Evangelist
Before joining Microsoft, I held a variety of positions in the information technology and engineering fields. At my company, Odyssey Consulting Group, I served as Chief Architect and CEO. We did custom application development for Mid-Range companies in Southern California. I was fortunate enough to be a Microsoft Regional Director (a very elite group of developers and business owners), a Microsoft MVP – ASP/ASP.Net , a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and an Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, as well as a .Net Insider for the Southern California Region. I have always been active in the developer community and was the Co-Founder of the SoCalDotNet Developers Group. I had the unique opportunity to serve as President of INETA, the international .Net association and enjoyed my time there immensely. When not working on technical stuff, you can find me running around SoCal trying to bring down my marathon times (don’t ask) or shooting away with my Cannon trying to get that “perfect” shot. I also sometimes keep my nights busy teaching a .NET Certification course at California State University Fullerton. To find out more about me, visit my blog (the one you are on now), or Dot Net Doc (my developer blog) at www.DotNetDoc.com.

Brian Loesgen
Brian Loesgen is a Principal SOA Architect with Microsoft. Based in San Diego. Brian is a 6-time Microsoft MVP for BizTalk Server, and has been involved with BizTalk since prior to the BizTalk Server 2000 beta. Brian has extensive experience in building sophisticated enterprise, ESB and SOA solutions. Brian was a key architect/developer of the “Microsoft ESB Guidance”, initially released by Microsoft in Oct 2006. He is a co-author of the SOA Manifesto, and is a co-author of 7 books, including “SOA with .NET and Windows Azure”, and is the lead author and currently working on “BizTalk Server 2009 R2 Unleashed”. He has written technical white papers for Intel, Microsoft and others. Brian has spoken at numerous major technical conferences worldwide. Brian is a co-founder and past-President of the International .NET Association (ineta.org), and past-President of the San Diego .NET user group, where he continues to lead the Connected Systems SIG, and is a member of the Editorial Board for the .NET Developer’s Journal. Brian was also a member of the Microsoft Connected Systems Division Virtual Technical Specialist Team pilot, and is part of Microsoft’s Connected Systems Advisory Board. Brian has been blogging since 2003 at http://blog.BrianLoesgen.com.

        
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 TitleOwnerCategoryLast UpdatedSize (Kb) 
Brian Loesgen's Blog Andrew Karcher 3/7/2010 Unknown Download
Daniel Egan's Blog Andrew Karcher 3/7/2010 Unknown Download
David Chou's Blog Andrew Karcher 3/7/2010 Unknown Download
Lynn Langit's Blog - SoCalDevGal Andrew Karcher 3/7/2010 Unknown Download
Slides - Microsoft Cloud Overview - David Chou Andrew Karcher 3/7/2010 Unknown Download
Slides - SQL Azure - Lynn Langit Andrew Karcher 3/7/2010 Unknown Download
Slides - Windows Azure - AppFabric Andrew Karcher 3/7/2010 1,833.05 Download
        
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