November 2012 Meeting Announcement

What’s New in Windows Azure

Technology providers move at “cloud speed”. Cloud computing platforms such as Windows Azure are updated more frequently than other technology platforms. The rapid pace of innovation makes it difficult to understand what features are available, and how to best utilize them in our applications. The positive aspect to the rapid updates is being able to quickly take advantage of new features and innovations. The Windows Azure platform is constantly growing and evolving. In this session we will take a quick look back at major milestones in Windows Azure’s relatively brief history, and then proceed into reviewing recent platform updates and new features now available. Coming away you will have a solid understanding of Windows Azure platform features available for you to use in your applications today.

Michael Collier – Neudesic

Michael Collier is a Windows Azure MVP and serves as a National Architect for Neudesic, a Microsoft SI partner that specializes in Windows Azure. He has nearly 11 years of experience building Microsoft-based applications for a wide range of clients. Michael spends his days serving as a developer or architect – helping clients succeed with the Microsoft development platform. He also enjoys speaking about Windows Azure at local user groups, as well as regional and national conferences. Michael is also the founder of the Central Ohio Cloud Computing User Group in Columbus, OH. You can follow Michael on Twitter at and on his blog at

Pizza/Geek Dinner
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – Logan’s Irish Pub).

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday November 27, 2012

Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH