Windows Azure IaaS Overload

I took a short breather after TechEd North America and TechEd Europe back-to-back but I did want to put up a post to summarize the sessions around Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks from TechEd 2012. This is a big and extremely important launch for Windows Azure so we have quite a bit of coverage on the subject 🙂

If you were looking for a crash course on Windows Azure IaaS here it is!


Meet the New Windows Azure – Scott Guthrie

Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks – Mark Russinovich

Windows Azure IaaS and How it Works – Corey Sanders

Extending Enterprise Networks to Windows Azure using Windows Azure Virtual Networks – Ganesh Srinivasan

Deep Dive on Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Vijay Rajagopalan

Running Linux on Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Tad Brockway

Migrating Applications to Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Michael Washam

Deploying SharePoint Farms on Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Paul Stubbs

Migrating SQL Server database applications to Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Guy Bowerman, Madhan Arumugam

Running Active Directory on Windows Azure Virtual Machine – Dean Wells

How to Move and Enhance Existing Apps for Windows Azure – Tom Fuller, Greg Varveris, Purush Vankireddy

Upcoming Presentations on Windows Azure

I have a few upcoming sessions planned for presenting on Windows Azure Virtual Machines.

The first is a FREE all-day Microsoft Cloud Day conference in London (UK) on Friday, June 22nd to learn about Windows Azure and Windows 8 where I will be talking about Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks.

I have quite a bit going on at TechEd Europe in Amsterdam as well.

Migrating Applications to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
This session is in D204 on Thu, Jun 28 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

The focus is on how you can pick up existing workloads and move them into the cloud using Windows Azure Virtual Machines (without re-writing your app!).

Windows Azure Virtual Machine Workshops
I will also be delivering two hands on workshops about deploying virtual machines that give you a two hour crash course on deploying a multi-vm application using VMs.

However, to get the inside scoop make sure you attend Mark Russinovich’s session on Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks in Theater on Tue, Jun 26 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Of course, if you can’t make it you can see the recorded session from TechEd NA here: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/AZR209. If you haven’t familiarized with the new Windows Azure IaaS features yet this is the place to start.

Thanks!
Michael