Who am I? Kris van der Mast Microsoft MVP ASP.NET Microsoft ASP Insider .NET architect at Ordina (www.ordina.be) Azug board member Blog: blog.krisvandermast.com Twitter: @KvdM
Azug AZUG.BE is a Belgian user group with focus on development and architecture of the Windows Azure Platform. Our goal is to share knowledge and experiences with the .NET community on Windows Azure, Windows Azure AppFabric and SQL Azure.
Azug: history + figures Started in 2009 Around 130 members Several sessions already in 2010 Microsoft’s our main sponsor at the moment
Azug: future Have more meetings Dynamics Office 365 ... Next meeting 13/01/2011! Become a VZW Find more sponsors (maybe you? )
Azug: Board members Maarten Balliauw blog.maartenballiauw.be Yves Goeleven cloudshaper.wordpress.com Kris van der Mast blog.krisvandermast.com One address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reaching out Community day PDC10 keynote live stream event
Focus on Scalable compute and storage Automated service management Familiar tools, technologies, languages Relational storage for the cloud Consistent development model Automated database management Connect existing apps to the cloud Connect through network boundaries Easily control authorization to apps
Focus on Architecture Cost model (http://azureroi.cloudapp.net/) How to migrate existing applications How to build applications with the building blocks that Azure offers
Opportunities Start to Azure Program to help web agencies to start working with Azure as a platform to build solutions/services/websites Assesment done by Microsoft + pilot/real case with the help of a Microsoft partner. http://www.windowsazurepass.com/, a 30 day pass to try it out!
Already used in the wild? Chronorace.be: autoscaling, only used during expected high peaks of traffic http://www.ipictu.com
Call to action Create an account on www.azug.be and keep up to date about events Want to give a presentation? Contact email@example.com