Nopțile devoratorilor de Windows Azure, 27-31 ianuarie

Săptămâna viitoare va fi grea dragi prieteni! Aflăm de pe Microsoft Virtual Academy că @scottgu, @shanselman și ceilalți meseriași vor ține un maraton online deep-dive pe teme de aplicații și infrastructură în Azure. Sesiunile vor fi ziua pentru americani, dar la noi pică de la 6 sau 7 seara până noaptea târziu la 2-3. Înarmați-vă cu cafele și energizante, fiindcă nu puteți să pierdeți așa o ocazie, de a învăța Azure de la tăticii lui. Descrierile și linkurile sunt mai jos, reciclate de pe MVA, dar cu ora Bucureștiului:

Get Started with Windows Azure Today Jump Start

Overview Day, Monday January 27, 18:00 – 02:00

Developers, if you are considering building your first Windows Azure application and you want a broad overview of Azure in the form of an end-to-end, real-world application, this is the course for you. Join Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Windows Azure, Scott Guthrie, as he builds a real-world application from scratch, and hear about the platform in a nutshell. You’ll see the broad capabilities of Windows Azure, some design patterns and best practice techniques, and a variety of tips and tricks so you can get started today.

After Scott Guthrie’s presentation, join Scott Hanselman for an overview of the platform, using his live Azure account. He’ll share some of the things he’s learned running his own websites and VMs on Windows Azure. See some of the mistakes he’s made that have cost him money and some of the optimizations he’s put in place that have added up to big savings. We never know what Scott is going to say, so you won’t want to miss his candid, real-world survey of the platform, filled with tips, tricks, and lots of opinions.

Designing Applications for Windows Azure Jump Start

Architecture Day, Tuesday January 28, 19:00 – 03:00

Developers, do you wonder how to design apps for the cloud? Are you interested in best practices for architectures that include services that run in the cloud? Join Marc Mercuri for a day of design and architecture lessons for Windows Azure developers. You’ll see how services impact your design choices, examples of great Windows Azure application design, and the most current architecture guidance. Marc will also highlight scale, peaks in use, down time, and cost for usage-based fee structures.

Building Modern Web Applications

Developer Day, Wednesday January 29, 19:00 – 03:00

Join Scott Hanselman, from the Windows Azure Application and Web Tools Platform team, on an entertaining journey through the Windows Azure and Web platform for developers. He’ll challenge you to apply your new knowledge right away with both overviews and deep dives covering everything the team is working on today – and tomorrow.

Windows Azure IaaS Deep Dive Jump Start

Infrastructure Day, Thursday January 30, 19:00 – 03:00

Join us for Hybrid Cloud Day, a deep dive on integrating Windows Azure into your infrastructure. If you’re an experienced IT pro but you haven’t spent much time with Windows Azure, you’ll appreciate these real-world examples on Windows Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Join Cheryl McGuire as she walks you through the basics of virtual machines (VMs) and virtual networks. She will discuss the “what, why, and how” of virtualization, along with details about creating VMs, how they behave in Windows Azure, and how to configure good network communication to get things up and running in the cloud​.

Mobile Apps to IoT: Connected Devices with Windows Azure

Mobile Services Day, Friday January 31, 19:00 – 03:00

With the incredible growth of devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), you know that mobile apps present a huge opportunity. Windows Azure Mobile Services lets you build a back end for your mobile apps in minutes. Join Miranda Luna and other experts for a comprehensive, infrastructure-focused look at how your mobile apps can use cloud data, manage users with ease, and quickly deliver push notifications at scale.