Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners: Overview of Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services



Registration Link


Reston, VA

Wed. Sept. 23rd


Microsoft Innovation &

Technology Center

12012 Sunset Hills Road

Reston, VA 20190


Speakers for tonight's presentation

Paddy Srinivasan, Cumulux

Ranjith Ramakrishnan, Cumulux

Vlad Vinogradsky, Sr. Principal Architect Evangelist

Microsoft Corporation, US Public Sector Developer and Evangelism Team



Join Microsoft and Cumulux fora demo focused session over dinner showing you the fundamentals of using Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and .NET Services.

Windows Azure - Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft® data centers.

SQL Azure - Microsoft® SQL Azure Database is a cloud-based relational database platform built on SQL Server® technologies. With SQL Azure Database, you can easily provision and deploy relational database solutions to the cloud, and take advantage of a globally distributed data center that provides enterprise-class availability, scalability, and security with the benefits of built-in data protection, self-healing and disaster recovery.

.NET Services - Microsoft® .NET Services are web-based developer services that improve your business focus and market agility by making it simpler for Windows Azure apps & services and SQL Azure databases to connect and interoperate with your existing applications and databases. These services run on the Windows Azure platform, providing a Service Bus and an Access Control Service for you and your business partners to bridge assets across cloud, on-premises, or hosted deployment locations, and to interoperate across languages, platforms, and standards

What you will learn

  • The fundamentals of building and deploying applications to Windows Azure
  • When to use Windows Azure Table and Blog storage vs. SQL Azure Database
  • How to reuse your existing SQL Server skills and programming approaches with SQL Azure
  • How to expose data SQL Azure in a RESTful manner using Windows Azure + ADO.NET Data Services
  • How to connect on-premise and cloud applications using .NET Services

Who Should Attend

Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers who wish to get an early look at the next advancement in Software Development.