Bob Familiar introduces microservices, discussing their architecture and outlining cloud deployment scenarios, exemplified by a live demo on Microsoft Azure.
Chris Risner demos an Android app built with Azure Mobile Services using structured data stored in the cloud, GCM push notifications with a single line of code, authentication, security and others.
Justin Beckwith introduces several ways to deploy ASP.NET, Node, and PHP applications to Windows Azure, including git deployment, TFS deployment, continuous integration and custom scripts.
Yaniv Rodenski introduces Hadoop, then running Hadoop on Azure and the available tools and frameworks.
Richard Astbury demoes an Azure package management system useful for porting applications to Microsoft’s PaaS.
Samidip Basu demoes using Push Notifications, OData, Live Services and Azure WP7 Toolkit for Windows Phone applications connected to the Azure cloud.
Glenn Block demoes deploying Node.js apps with npm to Windows Azure, leveraging storage and service bus services.
Yossi Dahan introduces Windows Azure, the platform and its main capabilities, detailing on services, VMs, data management, CDN, caching, messaging and business analytics features provided.
Scott Guthrie has a hands on session demonstrating some of the Windows Azure’s main features, such as storage, websites, services, SQL, blobs, cache, etc.
Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.
Yves Reynhout discusses event sourcing and storage, demoing implementing a conceptual event storage model on top of AWS Storage and Azure Storage Services.
Joe Feser discusses how to enhance a legacy application into a disconnected hybrid app using Pub/Sub capabilities of the Windows Azure Service Bus.