Join Harold Wong and Jim Zimmerman, CTO at Thuzi and Windows Azure MVP, as they discuss the cloud. Jim was one of the first MVP's to utilize Windows Azure. Jim used Azure when creating a Facebook application for Outback Steakhouse since he wasn't sure how it was going to scale and Azure made it easy to spin up instances, etc. Jim also discusses his thoughts on IT Pro relevancy with the cloud. He feels that IT's will be become more relevant as the need to manage both on-premise and cloud applications increases within companies.
|Jim is the CTO of TeamZoneSports.com and Thuzi.com and has worked with several online web startups for the last 12 years, Jim has been writing most web apps with C# and currently specializes in scalable web application development using jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server, C#, AJAX, along with the Facebook API. He has 14+ years experience in web development with past experience using languages such Perl, Php, C, C++, Java and Visual Basic. He also specializes in SEO for clients using organic search, PPC, and online marketing strategies. When not glued to the computer, Jim likes to play with his wife and children at the beach in Tampa, Florida and play guitar every once in a while.|
|Harold Wong has been with Microsoft for almost 12 years. Harold started as a pre-sales Systems Engineer focused on Exchange Server but has been an IT Pro Evangelist since July of 2004. Although Harold is a generalist across most Microsoft Infrastructure Servers, he has been focused on the Unified Communications area (Exchange Server and Office Communications Server / Lync Server) for quite some time. Recently, Harold has also added “Cloud” computing to his repertoire in the hopes of helping IT Pros better understand the role of Cloud Computing. Outside of work, Harold enjoys spending time with his family, finding and eating great sushi and playing Xbox Live (Halo Reach mostly).|
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