Wednesday, October 29, 2008

IASA New York - Azure Services Platform

Last night I attended the meeting of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) of New York.

At last night's meeting, Bill Zack and Keith Pijanowski spoke about new cloud computing platform announced by Microsoft this week.

Keith started out with a great overview of the business case for cloud computing, using the digitalization of the music industry as a clear analogy to how Microsoft, Amazon, and Google are hoping to transform the software industry.  He did a great job of filling in a lot of the back story that was missed during the PDC Keynote on Day 1.

Bill then gave his rendition of "A Lap around Azure" for everyone in his own style, doing a great job giving an overview of the architecture and the building block services being launched this week.

There were a lot of great questions and discussion and it was great to be able to ask some of my own questions, too.

Bill & Keith, you did a great job!  Thanks again.

1 comment:

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I find it a brave new world in sense of IASA now tackling the forefront which is the cloud computing. This includes OOP on API concepts.