I have been dabbling with the Windows Azure Platform for most of 2009 (Check out my past posts) but at the end of December my boss Marc H gave me the go ahead to be “full time” on Azure in 2010. This was excellent news! I think Cloud Computing is an exciting, fascinating and often misunderstood area – which has the potential to significantly change how we develop and deploy systems in the next few years. And I am the lucky chap who gets to live and play in that space – at least until Marc realises I am having too much fun and gives me something like Windows 7 Application compatibility to worry about :-)
To “celebrate” this, my blog gets a new tag line
“Head in the Clouds, feet firmly in the .NET Framework”
I’m just working out exactly what I will and won’t do with my time but you can be certain that this blog will see a lot of posts on Cloud Computing and the foundational technologies such as ASP.NET MVC.
What I hope to do is:
- Clarify when Cloud Computing is the right choice – and more importantly when it is not!
- Help developers understand our strengths and weaknesses compared to other choices out there
- Help developers understand how to bring together our various cloud technologies into new and existing solutions
- Explore integrating Azure with Web 2.0 technologies such as OpenID.
- Showcase/signpost some of the excellent early adoption projects which are happening in the UK
- Looking at Cloud Computing from the perspective of the developer and the IT Pro.
- and I may even have a stab or two at explaining our licensing (something I tend to avoid!)
Is there anything else you would like to see covered?
Thanks for reading.