Friday, July 6, 2012

July 2012 Meeting - What’s New With Windows Azure?

The next Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group meeting will be held July 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Rockfish in Rogers. Toi B. Wright will be presenting on Windows Azure.

Get your Ticket for the meeting here! Remember his is how we figure out how much food to get so please help us make sure we have enough for everyone. Please RSVP before noon on January 10th so we can order enough food for everyone.

New Location:

ROGERS, AR 72758

Please use the main lobby doors in the center of the building. If entering from the front the cafeteria will be toward the back on the left.

Meeting Information

Title: What’s New With Windows Azure?

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced significant improvements to Windows Azure. Windows Azure now supports persistent VMs that can be updated and persisted to Windows Azure blob storage. This means that many existing on-premise applications can easily be migrated to Windows Azure. Also, Microsoft recently announced that they are extending Windows Azure’s reach into a PaaS platform with Windows Azure Web Sites. Windows Azure Web Sites is a simple and powerful hosting platform that allows developers to easily build and rapidly deploy web applications on Windows Azure using their favorite languages, frameworks, and tools. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how to quickly build and deploy applications using the new Windows Azure features and services including Virtual Machines and Windows Azure Web Sites.

About the Presenter: Toi B. Wright

Toi B. Wright is an independent consultant who has worked as a software developer for over 25 years. She has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET since 2005 and she is the author of the WROX book titled, 'ASP.NET 4 24-Hour Trainer'.

Ms Wright is the Founder and President of the Dallas ASP.NET User Group, She has been involved with various user groups around Dallas since 1994 and has been running one or more user groups since 2000. She most recently founded the new Geeks in Pink group, This group is dedicated to supporting women in technology. Also, she was the organizer of the original We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend,


6:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Welcome and News, Sign-in and Food
6:15 PM - 8:10 PM - Main Presentation
8:10 PM - 8:30 PM - Closing and Prize give-a-ways


3100 MARKET ST. SUITE 101 
ROGERS, AR 72758