Cloud Computing

LT03 Introduction to Windows Azure


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Introductory

Vishwas Lele

Chief Technology Officer


Windows Azure is Microsoft's application platform for the public cloud. You can use this platform in many different ways. For instance, you can use Windows Azure to build a web application that runs and stores its data in Windows Azure datacenters. You can use Windows Azure to create virtual machines for development and test or to run SharePoint and other applications. You can use Windows Azure just to store data, with the applications that use this data running on-premises (that is, outside the public cloud). You can use Windows Azure to build massively scalable applications with lots and lots of users. In this session we will go over many of such practical examples that can help you get started with Windows Azure. No prior experience in Windows Azure is needed.

You will learn:

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Overview of Windows Azure Platform (including latest enhancements in VS 2013)
  • Real world applications of Windows Azure