The session was delivered at TEO Intl. on 30th of August 2012, where developers and students joined us for a chance to learn more about Windows Azure and Cloud Platform. The session was conducted successfully, with heavy focus on development on Windows Azure along with the benefits one gets by using Cloud services for hosting web applications.

Windows Azure is Microsoft’s application platform for the public cloud. You can use this platform in many different ways. For instance, you can use Windows Azure to build a web application that runs and stores its data in Microsoft datacenters. You can use Windows Azure just to store data, with the applications that use this data running on-premises (that is, outside the public cloud). You can use Windows Azure to create virtual machines for development and test or to run SharePoint and other applications. You can use Windows Azure to build massively scalable applications with lots and lots of users. Because the platform offers a wide range of services, all of these things-and more-are possible.

To do any of them, though, you need to understand the basics. Even if you don’t know anything about cloud computing, Microsoft organized a training session that walked through the fundamentals of Windows Azure. The goal was to give a foundation for understanding and using this cloud platform.

Ali Sufyan was the trainer for this training. He is currently the Senior Software Engineer at Talented Earth Organization (TEO), and holds a prominent position in the domain of cloud computing. The discussion also briefly catered the Concepts of Windows Azure, Cloud Computing, SQL Azure, Architecture and Components of Windows Azure etc.

Lets have a glimpse of the session: