Malaysia MVPs Speak on their Experience in Building Apps with Azure

Today, IT is experiencing a shift from the traditional client/server to the cloud. Going forward, businesses and other organizations will look to consume and deliver IT as a service. Cloud promises to make IT not just cheaper, but also faster, easier, more flexible, and more effective.

Align with this change in the IT industry, Microsoft Malaysia organized A Day in the Cloud event, held on August 28, 2012, at Microsoft Malaysia office, Kuala Lumpur. This is a full day event with power packed agenda where invited speakers from various industries (such as Malaysiakini Dappleworks, WebBytes, YEYLOL) and Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) share their stories and experience on how they leverage on the Cloud and Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to achieve better scalability and uptime in their business.

Malaysia MVPs Serena Yeoh and Patrick Yong were the MVP speakers at this event sharing their expertise to 80 partners, and among the attendees, many of them are building on Windows Azure and ASP.NET.

MVP sessions include:

“In the session I introduced how easy it is to build the new App for SharePoint 2013 and host it on the cloud, which happened to be powered by Windows Azure. But the big wow factor is SharePoint 2013 opens up opportunity for ISVs to sell their Apps on SharePoint 2013 to million of SharePoint (in premise) and Office 365 customers around the world. :)” said MVP Patrick on his SharePoint session.

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As quipped by MVP Serena: “I took a different approach since I was engaged to talk about WP7 and Azure, I go by the approach of showing my Layered WP7 Application "EAT HERE" and then select few areas as mentioned in the slides to dissect. I would hope the impact would be to give enough confidence to the audience that Windows Azure is an affordable offering where it can scale from a one woman-show kinda app to large scale app (as covered by one of the partners). I talked about how apps should be architectured to be "Cloud-Ready", the ways to access storage securely, demonstrated using Azure Web Role to send Push Notifications to my phone and finally how to leverage on SQL Azure spatial data types to do distance calculations and integrate with Google/Bing maps.”

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Event URL

Cheers,
SEA MVP Team

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