Finding it easier these days to use wordpress than our self made site “blog”! Forgive the user group advert therefore where we should definitely have a content post update. The truth is that Andy and I have had our heads down working on our first project which is a grid for Excel power users in the cloud. We’ve been dissecting HPC Server and Azure and really not liking what we’ve seen so have tried to supplement and add protocols to make it more friendly. A tall order whichever way you look at it. Anyway, we’ll be presenting on HPC Server and Azure in “6 weeks of azure”, an excellent Microsoft program run by evangelist Eric Nelson. Additionally we’ll be discussing “Big Compute and Big Data” for half an hour in our Techdays presentation on the 21st March, we have some of you for 2 hours and we’ll probably cover a whole host of deployment, diagnostics and other types of problem you’ll encounter in the real world. Maybe we’ll look at some strategies and common requests to build and deploy things too.
Anyway, this post is to let everyone know that Yossi Dahan, esteemed Microsoft Biztalk and Integration architect will be discussing Mobile Development with Windows Azure on the 6th March in Liverpool Street. This will be a great talk and Yossi will be going through WP7 demos and also relaying how you can build Azure applications using Android and iOS platforms.
In addition we have Simon Hart, former MVP and current architect for Gold Partner Smart421 showing us a pub/sub reference architecture using services and Becky Martin of Integrity Software doing a short tip of the month on Continuous Integration and Agile with Windows Azure.
If you haven’t registered with the site already please register here to attend http://www.ukwaug.net (on the Register page funnily enough!) and then click on the March meeting. If you do need to cancel for any reason try and let us know 24 hours before as we have limitations on numbers and can always accept someone else.