On Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1 the Boston Azure cloud user group hosted the Boston Azure Bootcamp – with a few of our friends – and it was a big success.
Here are a few links that folks attending might have been told about, plus a couple of answers I offered to gather offline.
Where can I get the materials used in the Bootcamp?
- The materials live here: http://www.azurebootcamp.com/materials
- However, as I explained at the bootcamp, the actual materials used at our sessions were a mix of what is posted on the web and some slide decks that had been updated (mostly for the Azure SDK 1.5, but also other changes in some cases). So you can pull the materials as linked to above and you’ll be pretty close, but the updated ones are not yet publicly posted.
How can I see what’s in Windows Azure Storage?
- In addition to the tools we showed (such as Visual Studio and Cerebrata Cloud Storage Studio), there’s a useful, free storage browser on the web: https://www.myazurestorage.com/Containers, and an Explorer-like browser as Open Source on CodePlex here: http://azurestorageexplorer.codeplex.com/
How can I track changes/upgrades to Windows Azure Guest OS?
- (There might be an RSS feed, but I can’t find it if there is..) A lower-tech approach is to use a service like https://www.changedetection.com/ for monitoring the Windows Azure Guest OS page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff729422.aspx
Does Azure use Hyper-threading?
Where can I learn more about the Windows Azure Platform?
- Start coming to Boston Azure User Group meetings! Check out http://www.bostonazure.org – meetings are monthly at NERD – schedule now managed at http://www.meetup.com/bostonazure
Where can I read more?
- Insight from the big brains at Microsoft:
Who should I thank for this event?
- You can thank our TWO MAJOR SPONSORS: This event was provided free to you because our Gold Sponsor SNI TECHNOLOGY generously sponsored the food, and Microsoft NERD donated the space. Many thanks to these major sponsors!
- Without these sponsors this event would simply not have happened.
- You can thank our swag sponsors: O’Reilly (books), Pluralsight (training), Cerebrata (licenses), Packt Publishing (books), and Microsoft (books and licenses).
- And you can thank the Boston Azure Bootcamp team which included (in alphabetical order): Andy Novick (who led the SQL Azure segment), Arra Derderian (helped during labs), George Babey (“swag guy” – and helped during labs), Jim O’Neil (lab-time tech support, lecture-time answer-man), Joan Wortman (ran the registration), Maura Wilder (who led the Azure Table Storage segment – and helped during labs), Nazik Huq (“twitter guy” – plus made sure there was food – and helped during labs), and William Wilder (yes, that’s me; you can call me “Bill” but wanted to be listed last…). Also, many thanks to Martha O’Neil for baking us a cloudy cake. 🙂
We are planning another Boston Azure Bootcamp in 2012. Stay tuned!
Update 22-Oct-2011: Here is contact info for our Gold sponsors at SNI TECHNOLOGY: