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New Video Series Helps Illustrate "Why Windows Azure?"

Posted on 16 February, 2010

Need help understanding - or explaining - why Windows Azure might be right for your business?  Check out Why Windows Azure?, a series of short videos with Microsoft Trainer Bill Lodin, who uses a unique whiteboard to help illustrate why people should adopt Windows Azure. Each light-hearted video is less than 15 minutes and easy to follow so we encourage you to watch them all and pass along to others who want to know more about Windows Azure.

What Is Windows Azure and Why Is It In the Cloud?:  Bill and his whiteboard sidekick introduce the concept of Cloud Computing and Microsoft's implementation of Cloud Computing with Windows Azure.

The Windows Azure Development Experience:  Bill and his helper focus on the underlying technology of Windows Azure that developers need to understand as they make the move to Cloud Computing with Microsoft.

Moving Existing Applications to Windows Azure:  Bill and his cheeky whiteboard friend illustrate some of the issues users may encounter when moving existing applications to Windows Azure and, more importantly, how to mitigate potential issues.

The Windows Azure TCO and ROI Calculator:  Bill and the ever-present whiteboard walk users through the TCO and ROI calculator and how users can use it to calculate how much it will cost them to move to Windows Azure and what kind of savings they can anticipate.

Front Runner:  With the help of his whiteboard, Bill will show users the benefits of the Front Runner program for the Windows Azure platform.

Sign Up:  This episode discusses the various offers available to users who want to get started using Windows Azure and shows users how they can get started with Windows Azure for free.

Let us know what you think - are these videos helpful?  What other resources would help you as you assess Windows Azure for your business?  We look forward to hearing from you.