To help developers and architects better understand how to leverage the cloud, Microsoft is offering two "train-the-trainer" sessions for user group leaders and influentials. Here's a great opportunity to learn more and present back to your user groups.
Here's What You'll Learn
- Development tools for Visual Studio
- Local debugging
- Data storage services
- Running your ASP.NET applications in the cloud
- Service hosting
- Interfacing Non Microsoft applications such as PHP
You'll get demo code and PowerPoint content ready for presentation delivery.
Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft® data centers.
Windows Azure is currently in Community Technology Preview. Commercial availability for Windows Azure will likely be at the end of calendar year 2009.
Windows Azure is an open platform that will support both Microsoft and non-Microsoft languages and environments. To build applications and services on Windows Azure, developers can use their existing Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 expertise. In addition, Windows Azure supports popular standards and protocols including SOAP, REST, XML, and PHP.