Windows Server 2012 Launch event

Windows Azure

October 3

Explore the capabilities of Windows Azure with Microsoft and a community of local experts.

During this track we will submerge you in the world of public cloud computing and how this can be an extension for your own datacenter.

Learn more about the capabilities of Windows Azure and more specifically about:

  • - Windows Virtual Machines
  • - Infrastructure As A Service
  • - Websites
  • - Extending your network to the cloud

This is a free event. Register today as seats are limited!

9:00 – 9:30
Welcome and Registration

9:30 – 10:00

10:00 – 11:00
Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks - Kristof Rennen

Join us for a tour of the features that make up the new Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks offerings. Using demonstrations throughout, we will explain the Virtual Machine storage architecture and show how to provision and customize virtual machines, configure network connectivity between virtual machines, and configure site-to-site networks that enable true applications that span from on-premises to Windows Azure. We’ll focus specifically on features that enable you to create highly available Virtual Machine-based services and how to connect Virtual Machines with Cloud Services.

11:00 – 12:15
Windows Azure IaaS: how it works - Paul Loonen

In this session we cover the significant investments that Microsoft is making in our Windows Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) strategy. We discuss the details about how the platform works when you provision, deploy, and manage Virtual Machines and Applications in Windows Azure.

12:15 – 13:00
Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:30
Sponsor Session

13:30 – 15:00
Migrating Applications to Windows Azure Virtual Machines - Nick Trogh

Now that you know about Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks stop by to see how you can quickly take advantage of this new functionality to migrate existing applications to the cloud as-is using Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Learn how to use Windows Azure as an extension of your data center by integrating with Active Directory, SQL Server and other stateful applications. Additionally, you will learn how to use the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets to automate and manage much of your VM deployment experience.

15:00 – 15:20

15:20 – 16:35
Web sites on Windows Azure - Kris van der Mast

Windows Azure Web Sites is a simple and powerful hosting platform that allows developers to easily build and rapidly deploy web applications on Windows Azure using their favorite languages, frameworks, and tools. We will demonstrate how you can use this new technology to build, deploy, and run everything from classic ASP sites to modern ASP.NET MVC 4 web applications using both new and familiar tools including Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, and WebMatrix.

16:35 – 17:50
Windows Azure Insights for the Enterprise IT Pro - Mike Martin

As an IT Pro, Cloud Computing in general, is a great opportunity to do more strategic things in your job. To be strategic, you need to know what Windows Azure is and you need to know about your new role in the application lifecyle. At the same time, there are new skills to learn, new technologies and new approaches to building, deployment and maintaining applications. In this session we will cover all these things, show you how to do some ITPro tasks and really focus in specifically on those area that you need to master.

Networking and Drink