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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.

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 3:45 PM Cloud Computing | Back to top

Comments on this post: Change of focus in 2010 to the Windows Azure Platform

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Well that is good news and makes some of us jealous :). It is well deserved - the UK DPE team has been doing more than other regions.

One thing to add, since is a more local flavour of UK and EU regulations and compliance issues, such as the data protection act, latency to Dublin data centre and similar things that are relevenat on this side of the pond
Left by Simon Munro on Jan 06, 2010 6:01 PM

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That looks great Eric - looking forward to reading those posts.


Left by Ian Blackburn on Jan 06, 2010 7:03 PM

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