Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform, providing Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and Web site hosting. In this video, we will give an overview of Windows Azure, walk through the benefits of developing in the cloud with it and introduce various solutions the platform offers. After watching the video, you will have a good overview of the various ways you can use Windows Azure to leverage the power of the cloud.
We live in a world of heterogeneous devices. In this session we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a number of strategies for producing cross-platform applications. Starting with HTML, moving through hybrid apps up to native apps, Mitch will explain the architectural patterns of each approach and explore the use-cases in which each approach is most appropriate. At the end of this session you’ll be much better equipped to decide on the best strategy for internal, B2B and B2C applications that need to be available to the entire audience, regardless of the device they use.
Windows Azure Web Sites provide a simple and economical means of deploying your Web applications to Windows Azure, with the ability to upgrade to Azure Cloud Services when and if you’re ready. In this video, we will walk through how to get started building and hosting Windows Azure Web Sites with Visual Studio 2013.