Tulsa TechFest 2011
Eric D. Boyd, Director, Chicago + Cloud Practice, Centare
Eric D. Boyd is a Director for Centare Group, Ltd. (
) and is responsible for their Chicago business and Cloud Computing Practice. Eric began his technology career by starting a web development firm in the 90's and has served in multiple roles since including developer, consultant, business owner and technology executive. Today, he primarily helps Fortune 500 companies with software development practices and cloud computing in the Chicago-Milwaukee area. You can find him blogging at
and on Twitter at
Moving Web Apps to the Cloud
As a developer with years of experience developing webs apps using ASP.NET, SQL Server, Windows Server and Active Directory, how do you move to the cloud with Windows Azure? How can you apply your existing skills and experience to developing cloud apps in Windows Azure? In this session, we will take a simple, traditional ASP.NET app and walk through the migration to Windows Azure. We'll discuss the important considerations, practices, architectural differences, challenges, advantages and economic benefits to consider when migrating to Windows Azure.
Overview of the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
Whether it is buying clothing, food, or software, consumers like the simplicity of the one-stop shopping experience. Product producers also benefit greatly by being a part of a community marketplace. These rules of commerce apply to data just as much as physical goods and mobile apps. The Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket is the marketplace for data set distribution in the cloud. In this session we will explore the benefits of the marketplace and the cloud for distributing data. Next, we will review the features and capabilities of Azure DataMarket. We will then walkthrough subscribing to, consuming and paying for data from Azure DataMarket. And finally, we will explore what this means for data publishers and how you can get data into the Azure DataMarket.