Chris Henley, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft, and Andy Lapin, Chief Architect at Kelley Blue Book, discuss the many benefits of Windows Azure for growing businesses today. Kelley Blue Book was one of the original companies to migrate to Windows Azure for utility computing and cloud storage. Andy discusses the ease of the migration and the many problems that Windows Azure solves for companies of all sizes and touches on how easy it is to launch new applications using Azure.
|Andy Lapin is the chief architect for Kelley Blue Book. In this role, Lapin oversees all product architecture. He also leads Kelley Blue Book’s technical research and development, establishes company development standards and manages the architecture team. In addition, Lapin regularly participates in developer and architect community outreach on behalf of the company. Since joining Kelley Blue Book in 2005, Lapin has earned several Innovation awards, as well as internal accolades for his innovative contributions over the years. For example, Lapin played a major role in the vision and successful development all kbb.com mobile products, including iPhone, Android and Window Phone platforms. Frequently speaking at industry conferences, Lapin specializes in building large-scale Web applications using emerging technologies.|
|Chris is a fun and energetic representative of Microsoft. He has extensive experience in the world of computer networks. He is passionate about the way that technology helps people. He has an entertaining and insightful style of communicating technical information and of making difficult concepts easy to understand. He is an expert in server architecture and network design. He loves to push the envelope of what we think about computers, and what software can do. Chris spends his spare time playing XBOX360 with his wife and kids, fly fishing, camping, hiking, and searching for the best chocolate cake on planet earth.|
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