Designing Applications for Windows Azure Jump Start
​Developers, do you wonder how to design apps for the cloud? Are you interested in best practices for architectures that include services that run in the cloud? Join Marc Mercuri for a day of design and architecture lessons for Windows Azure developers. You'll see how services impact your design choices, examples of great Windows Azure application design, and the most current architecture guidance. Marc will also highlight scale, peaks in use, down time, and cost for usage-based fee structures.

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Instructor Team
Marc Mercuri | Microsoft Senior Director, Applied Incubation | @marcmercuri
Marc Mercuri, Microsoft Senior Director, Applied Incubation, has been actively working in the software and services industry all over the world for the past 20 years. He is currently the managing architect of a worldwide team focused on establishing and piloting services and solutions for emerging areas. The team engages with Microsoft's top customers on their strategic, high-scale public and hybrid cloud projects. Marc is the author of four books, and he has two issued patents and 25 patents pending in the areas of cloud, mobile, and social.
Larry Brader | Microsoft Senior Software Development Test Engineer
Larry Brader has worked with computers for more than 30 years. His education was in hardware, software, and mathematical physics, and he worked for more than 12 years for the Air Force as an aircraft consultant. He later owned an engineer consulting company, focusing on distributed architectures and web services. Larry joined Microsoft in 2004 to help develop test patterns, and he created a mathematical approach to testing and validating patterns. He has become deeply engaged in providing test guidance and is a published lecturer on the subject. His current focus is on studying and testing design patterns for Windows Azure.
Masashi Narumoto | Microsoft Senior Program Manager | @dragon119
Microsoft Senior Program Manager Masashi Narumoto spent more than 20 years developing and consulting on a variety of solutions in the retail and manufacturing industries. At Microsoft, he is focusing on big data and has been working on a series of Windows Azure guides. Masashi is passionate about the idea of the Internet as a knowledgebase. His goal is to harness the ideas of many individuals into more meaningful collections so people can learn and achieve through the lens of collective intelligence.
Jason Wescott | Microsoft Principal PM, Trustworthy Computing
Jason is currently a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Reliability team. Jason's team is focused on improving cloud service reliability within Microsoft and providing thought leadership in cloud service reliability to the industry. His team is currently working on scaling out a resiliency modeling framework for Microsoft's cloud services. Jason has been with Microsoft for over 15 years, most of that time working with highly distributed online services.
Live Event Details
January 28, 2014
9:00am - 5:00pm PST
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developers
Prerequisites: Basic Windows Azure knowledge and app development skills are recommended.