Tech Ed New Zealand 2011 and Guidelines and Best Practices for Migrating .NET Web Services to the Azure Platform

Posted: August 29, 2011  |  Categories: BizTalk Uncategorized

This year’s Tech Ed New Zealand has come and gone, and the dust is settling. It was once again a highlight of the year in the New Zealand ICT community: it is New Zealand’s largest IT conference after all!

I attended to a few sessions (not all that I wanted to though), and caught up with several ISVs, partners, and Microsoft employees. The networking and relationship building accounts for a large part of the reason why you should attend such conferences, and even more so in New Zealand. The keynote and a sample of the sessions for each track were recorded and are available for free on Channel 9:

Fortunately my presentation with Emil Velinov from the Windows Azure Customer Advisory Team (CAT) was recorded, here are the details:

Guidelines and Best Practices for Migrating .NET Web Services to the Azure Platform

This session will briefly discuss the different types of services supported in WCF 4, followed by detailed guidance on migrating a service implementation from an on-premises deployment to the Windows Azure platform. The session will address the Azure hosting options and considerations, the steps for securing the service using the Azure Access Control Service (ACS), and finally – enabling a hybrid solution by connecting to existing on-premises services via the Azure AppFabric Service Bus.

Look forward to the event next year!


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