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*** THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY GOING ON WORLD WIDE even as we speak! ***

The wrap up of the day:

Saturday morning was nothing short of sensational in Sydney today, early morning sun, bright blue skies, smell of coffee and a city that felt like it was snoozing and waking for some playtime.

I walked into a room of curious minds, eager eyes and folks that were thinking of possibilities in technology. This technology was Windows Azure.

We were above capacity & for the first time I would be relieved if there were a few ‘no-shows’…but none happened. Even at 5pm we nearly had a full house.

Firstly I’ve got to thank – you the students for a great day, fantastic questions and giving your precious weekend time.

Secondly the expert speakers that have huge experience in the field.

  • Mark O’Shea – Paradyne
  • Olaf Loogman – author of a popular Win8 app CyclingTracker – Breeze
  • Don Jayasinghe – Breeze
  • Mick Badran (yours truly) – Breeze

and finally all the sponsors & people that helped enable us to bring this to you:

What were the plans for the day:

The Agenda was set to:

 

SYDNEY - topics
Start Time
Duration (Minutes)
Speaker
Introductions
9:15:00 AM
15
Compute & Storage/CDN
9:30:00 AM
30
Mark O'Shea
SQL Databases & Reporting
10:00:00 AM
30
Don Jayasinghe
Lab Time & Break
10:30:00 AM
60
 
Cloud Services
11:30:00 AM
30
Mick Badran
Building apps on azure
12:00:00 PM
45
Olaf loogman
Lab Time & Break
12:45:00 PM
60
 
Virtual Machines & Networks
1:45:00 PM
30
Mark O'Shea
Connecting To Azure
2:15:00 PM
30
Mick Badran
Lab Time & Break
2:45:00 PM
60
 
Q&A Planning Session - questions from the floor
4:15:00 PM
   

 

Some Interesting facts:

- we had 3 MVPs in the room (that I knew of)

- we had 2 Microsoft VTSPs

- a student drove 3.5hrs one way to be here with us during the day, then back to Canberra again after class. Massive commitment.

- we all came with Azure Subscriptions ready to go.

- a student created a WebSite, Database + Worker role working in a solution together during the day.

- Olaf has his Mobile Services demo fail (even though it worked at 10pm last night) due to the recent Azure Portal update at 2am this morning. He did have a PlanB, the autogenerated code from the Portal during the Mobile Services Application creation, generates un-compilable code for now. Well done Olaf, some nice tap dancing.

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(Olaf working his magic)

 

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(looking out to the North Wing)

 

Thanks to Magnus a fellow Azure MVP - for setting all this up world wide and good luck to all the other countries.

If you blog about it – then be sure to use the hashtag #globalwindowsazure.

 

Mick out.


Blog Post by: Mick Badran