Tuesday, June 28th Meeting: Experiences with Windows Azure and SQL Azure

June 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

When: 6:00 PM Meet & Greet, 6:30 PM Presentations
Where: Bank of America, 9000 Southside Blvd., Building 500 (click here to map)

You can now download Chris and Larry’s presentation slides from the public folder of the Jax Arc SIG’s SkyDrive

Chris Madrid and Larry Mead, two senior Microsoft consultants, will present strategies for migrating to the Azure cloud Operating System, as well as break down the costs and benefits assosicated with that migration.

Larry Mead’s Session Summary:

Like any new technology, knowing how and where to start is important with Windows Azure and SQL Azure. This session will cover the types of applications that best take advantage of Windows Azure and SQL Azure features. Additionally, the session will cover what to be careful of when qualifying a potential application for Azure. The session will also cover strategies for moving to Azure for different types of application architectures. Finally, there will be an Azure demonstration and a review of field experiences.

Session Outline:

·How Windows Azure and SQL Azure work – High level overviews
·How to get the most from Azure
·Azure alternatives to consider – using Azure features to speed development, deployment and provide enhanced capabilities
·Hybrid on premise/Azure architecture
·Field experiences

About Larry Mead: Larry is a Principal Platform Specialist with Microsoft, specializing in enterprise application architecture, data and analytics, and transition to the cloud.

Chris Madrid: Value Realization with Windows Azure

Summary: Not only is the emergence of cloud services shifting the economics of IT with elastic consumption, self-service, and pay-as-you-go it enables the business to expand into new channels with new offerings much faster than ever before. This talk will discuss the business justifications for adopting Windows Azure. Not just from a cost perspective, but what is arguably more interesting, the ability to provide new revenue generating opportunities.


·Objectives & Takeaways
·Benefits Management Overview
·Core Models
·Business Justification
·Identify Opportunities
·Questions & Answers

About Chris Madrid: Chris Madrid is a Platform Solutions Director at Microsoft, where he is a member of the BizInsight Team focused on helping customers move their topline in a positive direction through growth and innovation using the Microsoft platform. Prior to Microsoft, Chris focused on business-critical solutions as a Senior Solution Architect at Avanade, an Accenture and Microsoft joint-venture consultancy. Chris has published several articles covering SOA and Web services technologies, and has delivered numerous talks and presentations at conferences and architectural forums.

Please take a moment to register so that we have enough pizza for everybody: http://jaxarcsig-june2011.packedhouseevents.com/

Sponsored by TEK Systems Tek Systems Logo and Grape City.NET


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