Introduction to Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Azure Platform
This session will provide an overview of cloud computing and the different cloud service offerings, and will also look at the inefficiencies that exist with on-premise computing. We'll then take a look at the Microsoft Azure platform and how it fits into many of the cloud services taxonomy, and we'll look at the different components of the Azure Platform.
Scott Klein, a Microsoft SQL Azure MVP, has been working with SQL Server for nearly 20 years, working with companies large and small all over the United States. Scott is also a veteran author having written a number of books including Professional SQL Server XML, Professional LINQ, Pro ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.0, and the recently released Pro SQL Azure. Scott is President of the South Florida SQL Server Users Group and the newly formed SQL Azure PASS Virtual Chapter. He speaks frequently at SQL Saturday events and user groups, including several in Europe.