Global Windows Azure Bootcamp Review

This past Saturday about 40 nephelophiles (cloud enthusiasts) gathered at the BlueMetal office in Watertown, joining technologists across 50+ countries and 138 locations for the 2014 Global Windows Azure Bootcamp (#GWAB).


Attendees were treated to a full day content and hands-on labs covering topics such as virtual machines, cloud services, Windows Azure Websites, DevOps, and mobile services.  One of the labs even contributed to a global effort on diabetes research! Through the support of multiple global sponsors, a number of lucky attendees won licenses to software and services from Cerebrata, JetBrains, myGet, and numerous others.

For the content presented at the Watertown venue, please consult the following link:

Window Azure Overview, by Jim O’Neil

Windows Azure Virtual Machines, by Udaiappa Ramachandran

Windows Azure Cloud Services, by Jim O’Neil

DevOps, by Chris Condo

Mobile Services, by Dmitri Artamanov

Windows Azure Web Sites (slide 43++), by Udaiappa Ramachandran

Labs (and more) can be found in the Windows Azure Training Kit.

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp (x2)

On Saturday, March 29th, cloud enthusiasts in nearly 150 locations within more than 50 countries will gather for Global Windows Azure Bootcamp, an all-day primer on Windows Azure – and the Boston area will host two such opportunities!

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp

Both Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center (NERD) in Cambridge and BlueMetal Architects in Watertown will be hosting this all day, FREE, lecture/hands-on event at their respective facilities. We’re coordinating content and speakers across the two venues, so simply register on Meetup for the location – Cambridge or Watertown – more convenient to you (space permitting).

We are still finalizing the agenda, but you can expect to hear about – and provision yourself  – Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Storage, Web Sites, Mobile Services, and more, as well as contribute to a massive compute farm focused on diabetes research.

To make the most of the event, you’ll want to bring a Windows laptop with the following (trust me, it’s easier to have this set up beforehand than tax the bandwidth at the location):

Light breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be available.

.NET Rocks Roadshow – Nov 14th

Carl and Richard are hitting the road again for a tour of 19 cities across the US, and they are kicking it off in Boston, home of the World Champion Red Sox!

Richard Campbell & Carl Franklin

Get ready to be immersed in the power of Visual Studio 2013, Xamarin and Windows Azure. We are going to show you all the cool new tools, how to build cross-platform mobile apps and leverage the power of the cloud to scale your next hit application. The .NET Rocks! Team of Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell are on the road bringing  you presentations focused on building modern applications.

At each stop, they will record a live .NET Rocks! show with a guest star that will be flown in for the occasion.

  • Learn about Visual Studio 2013
  • See cross-platform mobile development
  • Get GEEKY with Richard & Carl

The Boston stop is on Thursday, November 14th at the Hynes Convention Center and registration is now open.

For other locations through the end of January, check the MSDN Events site.