Windows Azure in Qatar


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Microsoft Gulf DPE presenting on Windows Azure at the College of the North Atlantic in Doha, Qatar.

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Windows Azure in Qatar

  1. 1. Introducing the Azure Services Platform
  2. 2. <ul><li>Rich user experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Great offline support </li></ul><ul><li>Security and privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance and regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Customizability </li></ul>Software Services
  3. 3. Attributes of a Cloud Platform Transforming the economics of software Comprehensive Software + Services <ul><li>Flexible, on-demand infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive development services </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce capital and operations costs </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effectively handling usage spikes </li></ul><ul><li>Geo-scale and reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment and management </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent experience across all devices </li></ul><ul><li>Programming model symmetry </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar development environment </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for security & privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Control & customizability </li></ul>
  4. 4. An internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together. Introducing Azure ™
  5. 5. Azure for Developer Audiences Web Corporate ISV <ul><ul><li>Develop applications at Internet scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use one platform for expansive user experience and device support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridge to existing on-premise applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach broad market with Microsoft Live properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend existing and build new applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerate Innovation with new IT flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use consistent, familiar programming models & tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain enterprise architecture & process governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate applications with partners across networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerate SaaS solutions development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deepen customer relationships and continuously provide new value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture built-in multi-tenancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inherent extensibility & integration features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility Reliability Scalability Security Interoperability </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Services Overview
  7. 7. Cloud Operating System .NET Services Developer Experience Service Hosting Service Management <ul><li>Consistent with on-premises </li></ul><ul><li>Standard support - REST & SOAP </li></ul><ul><li>Support for 3rd party languages Coming soon </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable (elastic) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Secure & Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Tracing & logging </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade service w/o downtime </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time monitoring & metering </li></ul>
  8. 8. Services for application integration .NET Services Access Control Workflow Service Bus Support user identities securely across different organizations Model and execute business logic and service interactions Exchange messages between loosely coupled, composite applications <ul><li>Claims-based identity management </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperable & based on standard protocols (WS-Trust) </li></ul><ul><li>Manage through web page and/or a services API </li></ul><ul><li>Supports CardSpace, LiveID, Username/Password </li></ul><ul><li>Runtime execution environment for XAML-based workflows </li></ul><ul><li>Enables the orchestration of services </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of Windows Workflow Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>XAML-based models can be uploaded to the cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Simple publish-subscribe eventing </li></ul><ul><li>Firewall friendly messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible connection modes </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity to on-premises applications to enable hybrid S+S scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of Windows Communication Foundation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cloud database services SQL Services Developer Agility Scalability and Flexibility Reliability and Security <ul><li>Relational queries </li></ul><ul><li>Blobs </li></ul><ul><li>XML wire format </li></ul><ul><li>SOAP and REST support </li></ul><ul><li>Data partitioned for throughput and unlimited Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Transactional Consistency. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible data model - no enforced schema </li></ul><ul><li>Built using Microsoft SQL Server technology </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication & Authorization </li></ul><ul><li>Backup and geo-distribution for Business Continuity </li></ul>
  10. 10. Extensible components to build rich consumer services Live Services
  11. 11. Using Azure
  12. 12. The Power of Choice Extend existing On-Premise Application Deploy Complete Application in the Cloud Compose New Application from Cloud Services
  13. 13. 1. Write Applications for Azure
  14. 14. 2. Use Services
  15. 15. 3. Software + Services
  16. 16. Strong Ecosystem of Developers, Applications, & Partners Best Developer On-ramp Comprehensive Cloud Platform Value from Software+Services <ul><ul><li>.NET developers use existing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use familiar tools such as Visual Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built on standards and web protocols such as REST & SOAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low/no cost to get started </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad set of developer services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mix & match services based on the needs of your application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensible portfolio of proven applications: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Office Live </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CRM Online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate with existing assets such as AD & premises applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform spans mobile, client, server & cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical depth from proven technologies </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Demo, for the technically inclined…