Hands-on development with and for the cloud

DevUnleashed: Windows Azure Boot Camp was held on Saturday, March 29th from 8:30 to 4:30 at Launch Fishers.

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DevUnleashed Windows Azure BootCamp 2014

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Sessions and leaders

Community technology leaders will take you through a series of lectures and hands-on labs, which culminate with a completed application or cloud project.

Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Mark Gordon


Mark Gordon is an Enterprise Architect at Aptera Software in Fort Wayne. He has 20 years of experience in business computing, 14 of which were at Microsoft, where he won Top Customer Satisfaction and Top Partnership awards. As a Cloud Architect, Mark helps companies integrate coordination tools like Microsoft Office 365 into their overall business and IT strategy. His certifications include both Microsoft technology, as well as ITIL IT Service Management. And when he’s not taking companies into the cloud he loves capturing industrial soundscapes and incorporating them into musique concrète compositions.

Windows Azure Virtual Machines (pptx)

  • Windows Azure VMs Overview
  • Azure VMs and Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machine Availability
  • Disks and Images
  • Managing VMs

Windows Azure Web Sites

Shane Milton


Shane is married to an amazing wife. He is a .NET/Azure architect, builds cloud-driven Smart Grids, and is an author, a geek, and a beef jerky nut.

Microsoft Azure Web Sites (pptx)

  • Windows Azure Mobile Services Overview
  • Data & Scripts
  • Push Notifications
  • Authentication
  • APIs, Scheduled Scripts & Services
  • Diagnostics, Logging & Scale

Windows Azure Mobile Services

Chad Campbell


Chad Campbell is the founder of Ecofic (www.ecofic.com). He has been developing enterprise-level web apps with a variety of technologies since 1999. For the past 6 years, Chad has focused on client-side development where during that time, he authored a book and was named a Microsoft MVP five times. He holds a BS degree from Purdue University where he focused his studies on computer science and psychology.

  • Introduction to Windows Azure
  • Web Sites Overview
  • Publishing Options
  • Supported Web Frameworks
  • Web Site Modes & Scaling
  • Agnostics & Monitoring

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Fee? There is no fee to attendees.


8:30 – Doors open
9:00 – Welcome / Logistics
9:10 – Introduction to Windows Azure
9:20 – Windows Azure Virtual Machines
10:20 – VM Lab
11:20 – Windows Azure Web Sites
12:20 – Lunch break (provided)
1:00 – Web Site Lab
2:00 – Windows Azure Mobile Services
3:00 – Mobile Services Lab
4:00 – Wrap up and books

  • Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
  • Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage
  • Cloud Architecture Patterns
  • Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud

  • Developing and Hosting Applications on the Cloud
  • Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture