What is Windows Azure and why should I use it? Join Mark Kottke, Principal Consultant at Microsoft, and Chris Henley, Senior IT Professional Evangelist with Microsoft, as they discuss early adopter customer experiences with Windows Azure, SQL Azure and Microsoft Cloud Services.
|Mark Kottke is a Delivery Architect for Microsoft Corporation, working on the Windows Azure Testing and Adoption program. He has been with Microsoft for 12 years, and has spent the last 18 month helping customers build solutions on Windows Azure. Prior to that, he led projects using BizTalk, SharePoint, Commerce Server, and Dynamics CRM and custom .Net Development.|
|Chris is passionate about learning, sharing his knowledge, and best of all, he's extremely passionate about technology. He loves showing people how new tools and products can improve their businesses and especially, their lives. Chris has delivered thousands of live presentations and gave the keynote speech at the NPA Awards during Interop 2005. He's also active in the community, and is currently developing a television series to highlight great work in the not-for-profit sector. Chris has a diverse roster of role models, including George Washington, Steve Ballmer, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Victor Frankl. His other loves? Entomology, fly-fishing, "building things" and dessert. Chris claims he's on a lifelong quest to find the best steak and chocolate cake on Earth: "The only time I ever said 'no' to dessert was when I didn't understand the question." Chris's Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/chenley|
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