Sunday, November 02, 2008

Cloud Computing at PDC and Elsewhere: Day 4 (10/30)

A daily compendium of PDC keynotes and sessions about Cloud Computing, SQL Data Services, and related topics. This post will be updated frequently from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT or later. Unless otherwise noted all sessions were on 10/29/2008.

SQL Data Services and Related Session Videos From Channel9

Channel9 is posting videos of PDC 2008 interviews and sessions about 24 hours after the session’s end. Following are segments from Wednesday’s sessions that are related to SQL Data Services (SDS):

Pablo Castro and Niranjan Nilakantan: ES07 Windows Azure: Modeling Data for Efficient Access at Scale (Wed 10/29 | 1:15 PM-2:30 PM | 403AB):

Learn how to use the highly scalable, available and durable Table Storage service. This session presents a deep dive with demos into the programming APIs and data models for structured storage.

Unfortunately, the screen captures are drastically overexposed. For more background about ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) as a front-end for Table Services and SQL Data Services, read Pablo’s ADO.NET Data Services in Windows Azure: pushing scalability to the next level post of 11/1/2008.

Patrick McElroy: SQL Services: Futures (Wed 10/29 | 10:30 AM-11:45 AM | 408B):

Learn about new capabilities in upcoming versions of SQL Services. See demonstrations of services like advanced query processing, sync services, and reporting services running in the cloud. Also learn about plans to integrate with other services.

Andrew E. Fitzhugh: How HP Built their Magcloud Service on Windows Azure (Wed 10/29 | 10:30 AM-11:45 AM | 411). Here’s the abstract:

Hear from an online magazine publishing service that was prototyped on Microsoft cloud services. Learn from the development team about what they built, why they built it, and what they learned about the platform along the way.

You can learn more about the project by reading Kurt Mackie’s PDC: HP Startup Tests Windows Azure Cloud Platform article of 10/31/2008.

Other .NET Services Session Videos From Channel9

Following are segments from Wednesday’s sessions that are related to Azure cloud computing services other than SQL Data Services (SDS):

Clemens Vasters: .NET Services: Connectivity, Messaging, Events, and Discovery with the ServiceBus (Wed 10/29 | 10:30 AM-11:45 AM | 406A):

Learn how to use the ServiceBus in the Microsoft .NET Services to address difficult connectivity, security, and discoverability issues.

Michael Conrad, John Shriver-Blake: Showcase: Windows Azure Enables Live Meeting (Wed 10/29 | 12:00 PM-12:45 PM | 408A):

The next generation conferencing team discusses why the cloud computing platform was selected for a next-generation, high-scale conferencing service that requires high performance and reliability and the ability to automatically adjust scale. The team shares learnings from the prototyping phase and discusses features on the cloud services roadmap that are central to their success.

Steve Garrity, Mark Gilbert: .NET Services: Logging, Diagnosing, and Troubleshooting Applications Running Live in the Cloud (Wed 10/29 | 1:15 PM-2:30 PM | 515B):

Learn the real world ways of tracking down and fixing problems on services and systems running live in the cloud. These black belt techniques and application patterns are used to simplify the operations and debugging of large scale services while they run. Also get a peek at how we run and monitor the .NET Services at Microsoft.

Justin Smith: .NET Services: Access Control In Microsoft .NET Services (Wed 10/29 | 3:00 PM-4:15 PM | 408B):

Learn how to manage access control to the ServiceBus, Workflow, and Data Services via the Access Control Service. This session illustrates the access control capabilities of these services, and several common patterns for building your application securely using the .NET Services, access control service.

Justin Smith: .NET Services: Access Control Service Drilldown (Wed 10/29 | 4:45 PM-6:00 PM | 515A):

This session shows how to use the access control service in your application. Learn how to secure your application or service using the Access Control service's APIs. We'll then drill into the protocols and security patterns the service uses along with explaining some of the service internals.

Sriram Krishnan: Windows Azure: Cloud Service Development Best Practices (Wed 10/29 | 3:00 PM-4:15 PM | Petree Hall CD):

This session goes beyond the "Hello World" development experience, giving best practices across common tasks for serious service developers. These tasks include logging, debugging, deployment, management, and maintenance of individual services.