2012-09-25 - Windows Azure Web Sites Deep Dive with Brady Gaster

Last June, Microsoft release an additional application model in Windows Azure: Windows Azure Web Sites. Brady Gaster, a technical evangelist Windows Azure, breathes Windows Azure Web Sites. Join us for a great time with a crazy American who'll teach you Web Sites inside-out.

Note: we also have a nerd dinner scheduled the evening before, registrations for that one are separate via Eventbrite.

Session info

Windows Azure Web Sites deep-dive

Windows Azure Web Sites offers web developers a new, streamlined method of getting a web site or HTTP-based API into the cloud. With support for .NET code, classic ASP, Node.js, PHP, and Python, Web Sites is a versatile solution for virtually any web development platform. During this talk, Microsoft Windows Azure Evangelist and Channel 9 Web Camps TV co-host Brady Gaster will show you how to use Windows Azure Web Sites to get your site up and running, and will walk through some of the deeper technical underpinnings of the Web Sites offering. Then, Brady will show you how to connect a site hosted in Windows Azure to other resources, such as Windows Azure storage, a back-end Cloud Service application that adds middle-tier functionality to your web application, a SQL database, and more. If time permits following the deep dive into Windows Azure Web Sites, we’ll explore some of the other new features of Windows Azure that will enhance your cloud-based applications and streamline your entry into cloud-based development. Windows Azure has a huge set of features, and this talk will explore those features from the point of view of a web application developer who wants greater scale and deeper functionality than ever before.

Speaker: Brady Gaster - Windows Azure Technical Evangelist. Brady Gaster is a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist with Microsoft who focuses on helping web developers understand the benefits of using Windows Azure to develop and host their web applications and APIs. With a career focus on the .NET Framework and an aspiration to find new and exciting ways to use .NET, Brady has worked as a web developer, service oriented middleware developer, mobile software developer, .NET trainer, and in a variety of industries. His recent interests involve connecting devices like the Kinect, Netduino, and robotics platforms to Windows Azure to demonstrate the powerful combination of physical and cloud computing platforms. He also enjoys finding creative ways to use SignalR, the groundbreaking open-source persistent HTTP abstraction.

Practical details

Event date: September 25, 2012 - starts at 18:00
Catering: sandwiches

Event location:
Ordina Belgium
Blarenberglaan 3B
B-2800 Mechelen

Route map (make sure to print this as the location is not listed on most GPS devices)

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