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1 Melbourne Azure Meetup May 2012 Nick Ward, Windows Azure Solution Specialist

2 Meeting the future

3 May Platform Announcements Platform Get ready to meet Windows Azure on June 7th Bing Search APIBing Search API available on the Windows Azure MarketplaceWindows Azure Marketplace Cloud Ninja Multi-Tenant Metering BlockCloud Ninja Multi-Tenant Metering Block (CNMB). Windows Azure Achievements for Visual Studio Windows Media Services arrives Reimagining Active Directory for the Social Enterprise Update to Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 A new Data Center in West USAA new Data Center in West USA and EAST USA

4 Recently - April Microsoft Waives Windows Azure Bandwidth Fees for University Researchers Casablanca, a Native Library to Access the Cloud From C++ Updates to Windows Azure Marketplace Offer More Flexibility and OpportunityUpdates to Windows Azure Marketplace Offer More Flexibility and Opportunity Windows Azure Trust Center Updated Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 Consumer Preview Announcing a Build Service for Team Foundation Service Back up Windows Server 8 to the Cloud SQL Azure Data Sync Preview Update April Refresh of Service Bus EAI/EDI Labs Examples

5 News In the news Microsoft has "tens of thousands" of Windows Azure Customers Interview with Microsoft CVP, Bob Kelly Future of Cloud Security Assessments: Microsoft Leads with Public Registrations on CSA Microsoft first to register Cloud Security Alliance's (CSA)Microsoft first to register Cloud Security Alliance's (CSA) Security Trust and Assurance Registry(STAR)Security Trust and Assurance Registry(STAR) Datacenter Expansion and Capacity Planning Windows Azure uses more server compute capacity than was used on the planet in 1999 Interest in Cloud Computing Has Peaked Searches down significantly from its previous highs set back in June 2011

6 Local Romiko Derbynew Automate Windows Azure snapshot restores David Burela Finally got a printed copy of my Silverlight & Azure book! Christian Longstaff Australian Windows Azure Innovation CIO – CentreBet The return on investment for us was that we didnt have to invest in any capital expenditure outlays Sydney based Software Vendor uses Windows AzureSydney based Software Vendor uses Windows Azure as part of their solution to provide for automation and energy management in homes, apartments and commercial buildings Mick Badran Is Windows Azure–being renamed?

7 Partners Partner Joint solutions CommVault Simpana 9 for Windows Azure - Joint solutions available now Stealth Secure Sharepoint storage packs now available in 41 and 63TB Free Techila to Azure Universities Free Techila to Azure Universities (get in before June) Programs Discounted Windows Azure Storage Offer: Effective April 1 st Twilio, a cloud communications start-up, partnered with Microsoft to offer its APIs to Windows Azure developers along with a credit of 1,000 free text messages or inbound voice minutes – SourceSource Sage partners with Microsoft Azure to target cloud market Epicor Moving Its Applications to Microsoft's Azure Cloud

8 People Ori Amiga Visits in June for Launch Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration Ori Amiga is a Principal Group Program Manager on the Windows Azure core platform engineering team. His team is responsible for key platform technologies such as the Windows Azure Service Model, Runtime, SDK, Service Management and Infrastructure-as-a- Service APIs Ibrahim Hamza – New PMM for Austraila

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10 Tools OneNimbus® 2SQL v 4OneNimbus® 2SQL v 4 – Access to Sql Database ATrak - Push files from Windows Azure Blob Storage, to Amazon S3 or Windows FoldersPush files from Windows Azure Blob Storage, to Amazon S3 or Windows Folders Cloud Graphs BlobShare: Corporate Filesharing with Security and ControlBlobShare: Corporate Filesharing with Security and Control Cloud CopyCloud Copy – copy storage files with this command line tool

11 Tips N Tricks SQL Azure Engine Throttling Microsoft Australia and Breeze Connecting Cloud and On-Premises Applications Using Windows Azure Virtual Network Webinar Sending from Azure – 25,000 free messages per month MSDN Global MSDN Live Meeting: Windows 8 Notifications From Windows Azure Generic tips and tricks Windows Azure Security Best Practices Series Windows Azure Basics Series Windows Home – Protein Folding [Updated] Windows Azure Guidance area on Codeplex Tips & Tricks On Architecting Windows Azure For Costs

12 Competition Scoop: Google, Microsoft both targeting Amazon with new clouds HP's webOS Enyo team is going to Google central to HP's open source strategy Amazon offers cloudy app test drives offering browsers a quick shot at an Android app, on their own phone SAP buying e- commerce vendor Ariba for $4.3 billion will substantially grow SAP's footprint in cloud software Google should roll out its service for renting virtual server instances by the end of the year Symantec releases software as Amazon Machine Image O 3 cloud identity and access control suite available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMIs),


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