Speaking at OC.NET User Group - Developing Services in the Azure Clouds

Update: The presentation material (slide-deck, source code and HOL PDF) can be downloaded from the following links.

Tonight I will be speaking at the Orange County .NET User's Group in Irvine on Developing Services in the Azure clouds. Following are the meeting details from OC.NET's website.

January Meeting Summary:
Date/Time:         January 13th, 6:00PM      
Presenter:    Adnan Masood      
Topic:    Developing Services in the Azure Clouds       
Give aways:    Software components and books      
Location:    QuickStart Technologies, 16815 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606     

Session Abstract: Microsoft's Azure Services Platform is a cloud platform (cloud computing platform as a service). It provides a wide range of internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or the internet. It is significant in that it is Microsoft's first step into cloud computing following the recent launch of the Microsoft Online Services offering. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet. In this presentation, Adnan Masood illustrates how to create and host services in the cloud. Adnan highlights key features of the platform software development kit (SDK), addresses how to implement RESTful interfaces (available remotely and from the data center), and describes how to run Microsoft ASP.NET Web applications or Microsoft .NET code in the cloud. The presenter will discuss the concepts and implementation details surrounding cloud computing, development fabric, SQL Services, .NET Services, worker/web role etc.

Meeting Agenda:
    * 6:00p Mixer/Networking/Pizza
    * 6:30p Presentation Starts
    * 7:15p Break
    * 7:30p Presentation Resumes
    * 8:45p Raffle