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.NET Dojo: Windows Azure

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Here’s the info on the next .NET Dojo. Did you think it’d be gone? Well, I hope not and I’m working with Zain to transition the program over to him. That said, I will be doing my very first Dojo! The topic is Windows Azure (duh!) and it promises to be a good time for all.  Event Overview Windows Azure is the cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting, and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides you on-demand compute & storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications and services on the Internet in Microsoft data centers. In this Dojo, we'll dig into how to work with Windows Azure to build applications that run in the cloud ... using the skills you have and the tools that you are familiar with. We'll introduce the key concepts in lecture and then immediately apply those concepts in hands on labs. At the end of the Dojo, you'll be able to create applications to leverage this platform and its functionality, including tables, blobs, queues and, of course, web sites. Attendees will be expected to bring their own laptops with the prerequisites (below) to participate in the hands-on labs. Prerequisites: · Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008 SP1 · IIS 7.0 (with ASP.NET, WCF HTTP Activation and optionally CGI) · Visual Studio 2008 Professional  (Trial OK) · Visual Studio 2008 SP1 · Sql Server Express (2005 or 2008) · Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio March 2009 CTP · KB967631: Update for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Debugger Dates, Locations and Registration: Houston: June 19, 2009 1PM-5PM @ the Houston Microsoft Office Austin: June 26, 2009 1PM-5PM @ the Austin Microsoft Office   Hope to see you there!!