Cloud Computing

T4 If Not laaS, When Should I Use Windows Azure VM Role?


9:50 AM - 11:05 AM

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Eric Boyd

Eric D. Boyd

Founder and CEO


The Windows Azure Platform is a great cloud platform for scalable, on-demand computing power. However, there are scenarios that are not supported by Azure's web and worker role abstractions. In this session, we will explore the traditional Azure web and worker compute roles and walkthrough the common challenges encountered using these. We will explore the architecture and internals of Windows Azure, and then explore the new VM Role and the scenarios that are enabled having access to OS. Finally, we will explore the tradeoffs to consider when using the Azure VM Role.

You will learn:

  • Traditional challenges aided through cloud computing
  • How to explain the value of cloud computing to the business
  • How to identify great opportunities to leverage the value of cloud computing



Keynote Announced!

Cameron Skinner

Visual Studio 11: Turning Ideas into Software

The world of software today is defined by the word “Experience”. You can see it in the way people have adopted new experiences for devices of different form factors, you can see it in how people want to experience their information and you can see it in the context of how people interact to build software solutions. Regardless of the solution you’re building, the fundamental need for a compelling experience exists. In Visual Studio 11, Microsoft aims to ensure that developers have all the tooling to create compelling user experiences, an IDE that sets a new bar for the developer experience and a family of products dramatically improves the team experience for everyone.

Cameron Skinner, General Manager, Visual Studio Ultimate, Microsoft


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