[.NET@noon] 'Azure: Move to the Cloud, not just a Remote Server' on Feb 18th, 2016 presented Robert Half and hosted by ITA Group

Tags: Azure, Aaron Hoffman, Andrew Schwantes

Microsoft Azure has come a long way since it was first announced 8 years ago. There are many tools available to make it easy for a developer to transition to the Cloud, and not just push your existing on-prem website to a remote Windows Server. In this talk we’ll cover some of the low hanging fruit within the Azure platform, including AppServices, WebJobs, and Message Queues, and demonstrate how easy it can be to start designing for the Cloud, and better utilize the tools available.

We'll start from “File > New Project” and have a solution architected for the cloud, written and deployed to Azure, within the first 30 minutes.

Aaron Hoffman - Stonefinch

Aaron is the co-founder of Stonefinch, an Agile Development and Data Analytics Consultancy based in Des Moines. He has been a tech enthusiast since childhood and has been writing software professionally for the past 10 years. He has experience working on all aspects of software and business development and is passionate about empowering developers and product teams through agile development, lean startup, and human-centered design. He is a leader of the .NET User Group in Des Moines and is an active member of the entrepreneur community.

Andrew Schwantes - Robert Half

Purveyor of elegant bits and beard enthusiast. Recently moved back to Des Moines from Chicago to be a part of the expanding tech community of Iowa. Microsoft stack by day, technology polyglot by night. Never afraid to try anything once, especially when building my IoT home of the future. No better test environment than my own home despite what my wife thinks.

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