# Monday, December 15, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008
Developing Business Applications with Microsoft Cloud Services

You must register at https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=132234 in order to be admitted to the building and attend.
At PDC Microsoft announced the Azure Cloud Services Platform. This presentation will cover the key features of the Windows Azure operating system that make it possible to build applications leveraging the distributed computation and storage capabilities in the cloud. It will also cover higher-layer .NET Services such as the Service Bus, Federated Identity Management, and cloud-based Workflow as well as SQL Data Services, the cloud based database. We will demonstrate how to build applications that leverage the cloud using the familiar development environment of Visual Studio.

Bill Zack, Microsoft
Bill Zack is an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft. He comes to this role after serving as a Solutions Architect in the Financial Services Group of Microsoft Consulting Services. His experience includes developing, supporting and evangelizing .NET/SOA based frameworks used to jump-start development projects for financial services companies.
Prior to joining Microsoft he acted as a Consultant, Architect, Administrator, Developer, and System Integrator. He has also authored several computer books and white papers.
He is the Founder and President of the New York chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) and a member of the IASA Board of Directors He is also Co-Moderator of the New York City .NET Developers Group, founder and past president of the New York Enterprise Windows User Group, and the founder and past president of several other computer user groups.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Reception 6:00 PM , Program 6:15 PM

Microsoft , 1290 Avenue of the Americas (the AXA building - bet. 51st/52nd Sts.) , 6th floor

B/D/F/V to 47th-50th Sts./Rockefeller Ctr
1 to 50th St./Bway
N/R/W to 49th St./7th Ave.

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