James Whittaker is an energetic and passionate software executive with substantial engineering, research, writing and speaking credentials. His background spans government, academia, a successful start-up and leadership roles in top technology corporations. He's shipped major software titles at IBM, Microsoft and Google; he's published dozens of peer-reviewed research papers and authored 5 award-winning and best-selling technical books. He has won "best-of show" awards at conferences across the globe. James is well known for his visionary leadership and his passion for hard core engineering practices.
Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. This video provides an overview of the preconfigured development environments available and the different ways to provision those environments in Azure. In addition we'll take a deeper look at our developer images for MSDN subscribers, which are preconfigured with Visual Studio to decrease the provision and set up time of a development environment even further.