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Event #26 - May 22 2013: Windows Azure / SQL Database

posted Dec 24, 2013, 5:36 AM by Cyprus .Net User Group
Date: 22/05/2013, Nicosia 
Members Present: 8
Location: Microsoft Cyprus Office 
Presentation 1: Windows Azure for Developers
Presentation 2: Windows Azure SQL Database Overview

A huge thanks to Microsoft Cyprus for hosting our event and especially to our good friend Valentinos Georgiades, Developer and Platform Evangelist (Microsoft Cyprus & Malta) for his outstanding and continuous efforts towards supporting our User Group. We almost forgot, thank you for the pizzas too!

This event was dedicated to Windows Azure for developers and had two sessions. The first session had the topic “Windows Azure for Developers” presented by Valentinos Georgiades, Developer and Platform Evangelist (DPE) Lead for Microsoft Cyprus & Malta (Twitter). The second session was presented by Artemakis Artemiou, SQL Server MVP and CDNUG Lead (Twitter | Blog | Website) and had as a  topic “Windows Azure SQL Database Overview”.
The event was also broadcasted live due to several requests by our members.

Windows Azure for Developers
Windows Azure is a flexible and open cloud platform for a wide variety of applications ranging from web sites to enterprise and mobile applications. In this session, Valentinos walked us through some of the main features of the new Windows Azure features and services including Windows Azure Web Sites, Virtual Machines, and new developer tools and SDKs.

Windows Azure SQL Database Overview
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure) is a cloud database service provided by Microsoft through its cloud platform Windows Azure. In this session, Artemakis walked us through the key features of SQL Database, compared it with Microsoft SQL Server’s features and demonstrated many of the provided services in live demos.