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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