With TechDays in Örebro, Sweden coming up next week I am very exited to be part of the great Windows Azure content that Björn Eriksen has managed to pull together. Thank you Björn, here is a link back to your post convering the happenings, in Swedish. Let me republish a few of the highlights here for our English participants.
The official Facebook page for Windows Azure in Sweden is https://www.facebook.com/azuresweden. On “the Twitters” it’s #WindowsAzure and #TD2012.
There are three TechDays days this year. The first day is a Pre Conference featuring several topics where one is a full day of och Windows Auzre. There will be several shorter sessions during the day and the participants will be actively working on something called The Azure Challenge. (Authors note: I will be there as one of the tech experts and also give a session on Windows Azure Storage.)
There will be a space on the exhibition floor for Windows Azure where you can go for all questions about the Cloud to meet the experts presented here in under.
|Wednesday 17.45 |
|Clemens Vasters - Windows Azure Service Bus Introduction and Futures |
|This session by Clemens Vasters, Architect on the Windows Azure Service Bus team in Redmond, will introduce scenarios and solutions with Windows Azure Service Bus. You will learn how to build hybrid cloud solutions and how to leverage Service Bus to bridge communication between different sites across the cloud. We will also talk about how Service Bus allows you to reach out to devices. The session will discuss Service Bus Relay and the Service Bus Messaging capabilities, and also how to leverage the Access Control Service to secure your endpoints. |
|Thursday 12.30 |
|Clemens Vasters - Windows Azure Service Bus Deep Dive |
|This session will illustrate advanced capabilities of the Service Bus Queues and Topics, including subscription filtering, session management, correlation, and you will learn about a range of architectural patterns that can be implemented using the messaging capabilities and help with scaling out your applications. You will also learn about ASP.NET’s SignalR framework and how to scale out SignalR using Service Bus on Windows Azure. |
|Thursday 12.30 |
|Peter Larsson - 0 or 1.000.000 users - the Facebook and Azure story |
|How do you build and host an application that allows for fast and exponential user growth, but still minimizes cost if the hype that you're hoping for never happens? Come listen to a case study of developing a hobby Facebook application in Azure! From an introduction, overview and live demo of the app, we'll dig down into the architecture and technical design, and zoom in on components like Azure Table Storage, Azure Queue Storage, SQL Azure and Azure Caching. We will also talk about how the application has been architected for scalability, performance and minimal cost, and lessons learned if you're planning to build your own Facebook application. |
|Thursday 14.00 |
|Magnus Mårtensson - Predicting Cloudy Weather by Power Debugging Windows Azure |
|The main form of debugging applications in Windows Azure is by way of collecting, accessing and analyzing application trace messages. Handling thing process well without getting lost can be demanding. How do you collect a lot of trace from an application running live with thousands of users and make any sense of it? The risk of a heavy down pour of trace-rain from the Cloud is 100%. The Windows Azure Management Portal gives a lot of help for those who know how to take advantage of that functionality. Shared in this session, based on experiences from real Windows Azure endeavors by Cloud Accelerate Partners, are more ways to empower your Windows Azure debugging process. |
|Thursday kl 12.30 |
|John Craddock - Managing Identity in the Cloud with ADFS and Windows Azure |
|We’ve all come to expect single-sign-on to our on-premise applications and services, but what happens when we move applications and services to the Cloud? How do we achieve single sign on for SaaS services such as Office 365, our own applications in the Cloud and services we consume from partner organisations? Federated Identity is the answer, come to this session and learn how federation allows the creation of an identity that can be consumed by services regardless of their location and ownership. You will discover how to build integrated identity solutions with Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and Windows Azure Access Control Services. |
|Thursday 14.00 |
|John Craddock - Take the Spaghetti out of Windows Azure – an insight for IT Pro Techies |
|By now you will have heard of Microsoft Windows Azure and probably been lost in a plethora of terminology: app fabric, service control bus, worker roles, virtual machine roles, access control service, compute, REST APIs, SQL Azure… The list goes on and on - doesn’t it just make your head hurt? Come to this session and understand what Windows Azure is, what can be done with it and what role you can take as an ITPro Techie. You gain a thorough understanding of the components of Azure and how they are used to build Cloud services. |
There you have it folks! As you can see the speakers list at TechDays in Örebro about Windows Azure is very impressive! I can’t wait to be there and be part of all the fun!
And here is a list of my M33t (m33ters on Twitter) friends, what they do and their blogs:
See you soon at TechDays!