UK AzureNET User Group: The Power of Three

UK AzureNet
Thu, 27 May 2010, 18:00 - 21:30 (Add to calendar) GMT
Microsoft London (Cardinal Place) , London, GB

After our fantastic adventure at Techdays, the UK AzureNET user group is back at Microsoft Cardinal Place London. We have squeezed in 3 Azure talks into an unmissed evening of presentations and giveaways. We have got FREE licenses for Cerebrata Studio (, books and as well as much more to give away.

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6:00pm-6:30pm: Registration

6:30pm: Interoperability on Windows Azure.
Rob Blackwell (AWS)
Most people are (understandably) building Azure applications in C Sharp and .NET, but the AzureRunMe project ( makes it easy to run third party technologies such as Java, Python, Ruby and even Clojure.
Windows Azure uses open APIs, a design decision that makes storage and AppFabric easily accessible to developers on non-Microsoft platforms. I’ll run through some examples and demos and show why I think that Azure has a useful part to play in interoperability scenarios.

7:00pm: Patterns for the Windows Azure Platform.
Marcus Tillett (@drmarcustillett), Dot Net Solutions
Windows Azure Platform is fast evolving platform with patterns for use its use continuing to evolve, is this session we will take a quick look at some common patterns that are applicable to Azure.

7:30pm: Break for Pizza

8:15pm: Azure gotchas - What to look out for
Daniel May (sharpcloud)
Having been worked with Azure and Silverlight to aid in the build of the sharpcloud software (, Daniel has encountered a number of different issues, some that are easily fixed and others that require more attention. This session will be going over the general gotchas you might fall trap to at some point during your use of Azure.

9:15pm: Wrap up and close

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