In this session the Randy will discuss core Windows Azure capabilities including: Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Web Sites, Mobile Services, Storage, and the Building Block Services. A demo of Azure management portal through a simple ASP.NET web application will show the power of Windows Azure service deployment and operational model.
When companies endeavor to move their applications and services to the cloud, they tend to worry more about security up front. Interestingly, platforms such as Azure provide an even more secure environment than most self-managed co-location facilities can hope to offer, not to mention the plethora of features on the platform that help you secure your solutions end to end. In this session Michele will review the mini-avalanche that comprises Azure security across all features. Taking the architect's view of the platform, she'll cover best practices for securing Azure solutions end to end and discuss the tangential benefits of moving to Azure and how it can help you with checking the boxes on those pesky security surveys.