Two Upcoming Azure Events in NYC: February 23, 2012 + February 27, 2012

Last night, I had the pleasure of speaking at the new NYC Windows Azure User Group.  There was a good turnout, so I want to say thanks to everyone who attended!  Before the main presentation started, I announced two Windows Azure-related events coming up in New York City the next two weeks.  Below are the details for all to see!

First up…

NYC Azure Summit – February 23, 2012

Join over 40 IT CIO’s and Technical decision makers and explore the various opportunities by moving to cloud with Windows Azure. Experience a unique blend of strategic perspectives on Azure advantages based on practical customer experiences.

CIOs looking to move existing assets into the cloud but unsure about the journey can plan, strategize & assess the Windows Azure Platform, Microsoft’s Cloud platform offering which is one of the leaders in the PaaS space. Windows Azure offers highly-available compute capacities that enables you to run application code in the cloud, and allows you to quickly scale your applications up or down to meet your customer needs. Join other CIOs, VP-IT’s and CEOs to discover and learn how cloud empowers scale and efficiency.

Hear customer perspectives on Windows Azure Adoption & Opportunities from Microsoft and Aditi.

NYC_Azure_Summit___Event_SponsorsKey Takeaways:
1.) Azure Considerations: strategies and opportunities.
2.) Windows Azure Technical Overview: showcasing Azure advantages.
3.) Real life instances and scenarios in Windows Azure adoption.
4.) Sneak peek into how cloud adoption is opening up new opportunities for enterprise and ISV’s.

Time & Venue:

Date: 23rd February 2012
Time: 03:00 PM (EST) onwards
Venue: 6th Floor, Palace Conference Room,
1290 Avenue of the Americas,
Microsoft, New York.
NY 10104
Directions: Microsoft Office, NYC


Event Agenda


Next up…

NYC Windows Phone UG: Using the Azure Data Market with Windows Phone – February 27, 2012

Join speaker Richard Dudley as he visits the NYC Windows Phone user group to discuss the Azure Datamarket on Monday evening, February 27th, 2012.

Time & Venue

Date: 27th February 2012
Time: 06:00 PM (EST)
Microsoft NYC Offices
1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor
New York, NY 10104
Directions: Microsoft Office, NYC


Session Abstract

The Azure Data Market can be a treasure trove of data sets, containing everything from baseball stats to mortgage data to compiled census data. Some of these data are free, while some carry a fee for use, and all of them utilize the Odata protocol. In this session, we'll take a tour of the Data Market, review Odata, dig into the two ways of querying data, and discuss some strategies for not costing you a fortune. Although this session focuses on Windows Phone 7, there is a great deal of overlap to Silverlight and WPF developers, too.

Speaker: Richard Dudley

For an entire decade, Richard inhabited cubicles at several companies in the same office park, eventually leading a team of developers building data warehouses, web-based BI applications and integrating mission critical systems. Today, as a Technical Evangelist for ComponentOne, Rich travels the country sharing new technologies with an eye toward the usefulness of these technologies to the poor souls still in their cubicles. Rich has been working with Azure since the early beta days, with Windows Phone 7, since before you could leave one in a bar, and is co-author of “Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development” from Packt Publishing. Follow Rich’s blog, or on Twitter.