The Windows Azure Platform and other Microsoft cloud offerings were announced at the recent Professional Developer’s Conference in Los Angeles. This talk is an introduction to Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, including Windows Azure, SQL Data Services and .NET Services. We’ll explore the various components of the cloud computing platform, and describe their relationships and architectural significance. We’ll also walk through the tools and technologies used to connect and manage the various cloud components. In addition to an architectural walkthrough, we’ll also provide a number of demos that can be executed either on local developer machines or in the cloud after receiving a cloud account.


Mickey Williams is the director of the Center of Excellence team at Neudesic. A Visual C# MVP, he has extensive experience building mission-critical applications on a wide variety of platforms, and has authored nine books on Windows programming.

When and Where

We’ll be meeting on the 4th floor of the Microsoft La Jolla office. Pizza will be available at 6:00 PM. The meeting will start at 6:30 and end at 9 o’clock.

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