Build Open Source Apps on Microsoft’s Cloud

If you’re a developer using PHP, Python, Ruby, node.js – pretty much any non-Microsoft language – come to ‘Build Open Source Apps on Microsoft’s Cloud‘ on 11th February to find out how you can deploy anything to Windows Azure, using both Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service for both Windows and Linux. See how at the click of a few buttons you can have customised, scalable environments backed by service based MySql or MongoDb offerings.


10:00 Introduction to MS Opentech and Windows Azure:
Presented by Planky (Steve Plank) and Steve Lamb of Microsoft UK.
For those of you not familiar with the Windows Azure architecture, Planky from Microsoft will give an overview. Then Steve will discuss how Microsoft is embracing open source and why the open source community should look at using Windows Azure to deploy their projects. Steve Lamb is responsible for the Open Source initiative and community relations in Microsoft UK.
10:30Introduction to Windows-Azure-Websites for PHP and Python developers:
Presented by Andy Cross
In this session Andy Cross will introduce Windows Azure Websites and show you can create a Bitbucket or Github repository and link it to a Website – then using the repository he will get simple PHP and Python applications with attached frameworks.
11:35Building a node.js application on Windows Azure:
Presented by Richard Astbury
In this session Richard will show you can use WAWS or cloud services to deploy node.js
13:10Introduction to Java applications on Windows Azure:
Presented by Rob Blackwell.
If you’re an Eclipse developer Rob will show you the support offered by MS Opentech to deploy Java web application from Eclipse
13:40How to deploy anything on Windows Azure!
Presented by Richard Astbury and ROb Blackwell
In this session Richard and Rob will cover the basics of deploying anything to Windows Azure Cloud Services by using Startup Tasks and two open source projects they have developed AzureRunMe and AzurePackageMe. This session will show you that PaaS on Windows Azure is not just for .NET developers!
14:50How to deploy a Ruby-on-Rails application to Windows Azure:
Presented by Richard Astbury and Rob Blackwell
In this session Richard Conway will show how to deploy a basic rails application to Windows Azure using Virtual Machines. He will show that the problems Ruby developers have running on Windows can be handled to provide an effective PaaS solution for any Rails application.
15:30Virtual Machines and VMDepot: an Open Source catalogue of images:
Presented by Richard Conway, Richard Astbury and Rob Blackwell.
In this session you will learn that VMs can be used to deploy anything. How they work and how to configure and automate them from the CLI. This session will focus on many of the images available through the new MS Opentech VM depot.
16:20Q&A: Richard Conway, Richard Astbury, Rob Blackwell, Planky and Steve Lamb.

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Microsoft London Office

Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL

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See you there!

Published by Sara Allison

Sara is the editor of Ubelly - when not heads down scouring Ubelly articles for typos (and not always catching them), she's scouting for new writing talent. Give her a shout @SaraAllison if you've got something to say about development/design and want to be heard.

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