Do you have an idea for that next big application that you would like to run from the cloud? Then you’ll want to tune into the new five-part online series, “Cloud Power: Create the Next BIG App”, to learn how you can use Windows Azure to build new applications to run from the cloud or enhance existing applications with cloud-based capabilities. During this training, you’ll get a 30-day free Windows Azure Platform pass and have opportunities to work with Windows Azure trough hands-on lessons and code samples. Below is a brief description of each
Data migration to the Cloud. Few things have as much value in the digital age as good old data. Unfortunately, it is often scattered and not necessarily running on infrastructure that’s up to date. In this session, you will learn about the challenge of having data sitting on “intermittently maintained infrastructure” and how best to migrate to a cloud environment that is persistently up to date.
Extending Your Microsoft SharePoint Practice via the Cloud. SharePoint becomes a much bigger business and technical opportunity when married with the cloud. Reach- Deploy services into Windows Azure to increase end-user availability. Resources - Leverage cloud storage for your SharePoint solutions to accommodate your customers’ needs. Reusability - Benefit from your Microsoft .NET skills and codebase to connect across devices and platforms
Tips and Tricks to Make Mobile Apps Scale AND Perform. Your goal is to have the same application run on as many mobile platforms as possible. Just as important is scalability, while continuing to provide a seamless user-experience. Join us to learn how to use libraries for your mobile apps and architect for scalability. Try the cloud 30 days for free! Here’s an opportunity to try out the Windows Azure Platform and explore the possibilities it holds. Use promotional code WEBCASTPASS to activate your free trial.
Creating Facebook Apps that can Easily Handle a Crowd. Facebook welcomes 750k new users per day. Consequently, it’s not unheard of to create a promotion or application that draws 150k+ views in 3 days. Add “friend status” to your app and updates could skyrocket to a million records daily. In this session, we walk through assets you can use today and cover applicable lessons that will help you architect for scale. Try the cloud 30 days for free! Here’s an opportunity to try out the Windows Azure Platform and explore the possibilities it holds.
Adding Scale Easily to Microsoft ASP.NET Apps. Common scenario: you suddenly need to increase the horsepower behind your application (or some combination of compute, storage and bandwidth). The following week, you want to scale back with minimal changes to your codebase but don’t have the manpower to babysit the additional infrastructure for security patches or OS upgrades. Sound familiar? This session walks you through the steps needed to address your server needs (with Windows Communication Foundation – WCF) and web requirements (Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, Microsoft Silverlight). Try the cloud 30 days for free! Here’s an opportunity to try out the Windows Azure Platform and explore the possibilities it holds.
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