In this episode, the Hallway Conversations team discusses the cloud in general and Azure specifically with Windows Azure MVP Mike Wood. We explore the question “What is Windows Azure?” (answer: anything you want it to be!) as well as understanding some of the typical motivators for developers, IT Pros, and business stakeholders to consider moving applications and solutions to The Cloud in today’s technology and business landscape.
If you’ve always wanted to understand Azure but had trouble finding a great overview (“What is Azure and why should I care?”) or recommendations about how to get started with Azure, this is the episode for you!
Mike Wood is a Technical Evangelist for Red Gate Software on the Cerebrata Team. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he’s not living up to that title he’s an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is one of the Founding Directors of the Cincinnati .NET User Group as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architecture Special Interest Group. He is also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Azure. You can catch up with Mike on his blog at http://mvwood.com/blog and on twitter under the handle @mikewo.