CDNUG Event Review – May 22, 2013 – Windows / SQL Azure

CDNUG Event Review – May 22, 2013 – Windows / SQL Azure

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Earlier this month, on the 22nd, another Cyprus .NET User Group event took place. The event featured two hourly topics dedicated to the Microsoft Cloud and its services. The first topic was on Windows Azure for Developers and the second on Windows Azure SQL Database, formerly SQL Azure. The event was also live streamed and thus open to anyone interested to attend.

The first session was delivered by Valentinos Georgiades (Twitter) who is the Developer and Platform Evangelist (DPE) Lead for Microsoft Cyprus and Malta. Valentinos started his session by introducing to us what exactly is the cloud, what are its provided services and derived benefits. Among other we talked about using Virtual Machines on the cloud, deploying and hosting Web sites, developing and deploying .NET applications and managing everything via the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal.

Below you can find Valentinos’ presentation:


The second session was delivered by me where we talked about Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure). During my session we went through some of the main services provided by Windows Azure SQL Database. Also, we compared different features of SQL Database with SQL Server and performed many live demos showing how SQL Database can be used from SSMS and Visual Studio having the role of a data hub. Last but not least we saw how SQL Database can be managed via the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal.

Below you can find my presentation:

For more info on Cyprus .NET User Group and our events please visit: www.cdnug.net


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Artemakis Artemiou
Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, Software Developer and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Among other, via his initiative SQLEBooks.com, Artemakis authors and publishes eBooks on different topics on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Additionally he is the founder of the SQLArtBits initiative that aims to provide the technical community with simple, yet powerful and high-quality SQL Server tools. Currently, the highlights of these tools are DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis's official website can be found at aartemiou.com. Artemakis's blogs can be found at: SQLNetHub.com and TechHowTos.com.