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May Meeting Announcement

The May COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, May 13th from 6pm – 8pm at TechColumbus (1275 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212). Michael Collier will be joining us to share a few experiences in managing Windows Azure services using the Windows Azure service management API.

Please continue to tell your friends about COCCUG! They can find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/coccug and also at www.meetup.com/coccug. Please RSVP for meetings viawww.meetup.com/coccug.

We are pleased to continue to have Halcyon Solutions joining us this month as a sponsor! Thank you!

Abstract

Have you ever needed to take control of your Windows Azure services but found some of the higher-level tooling just didn’t quite fit your needs? While there are many ways to manage your Windows Azure services (PowerShell, Visual Studio, web portal, etc.), it is the Windows Azure Service Management API that ultimately affords us the greatest power and flexibility.  By using this API we can automate many common or necessary tasks – potentially creating our own custom tools or processes.  In this session we’ll see how to get started with the Service Management API, explore features such as working with storage accounts, creating and scaling Cloud Services, and working with Virtual Machines.

Speaker

Michael Collier is a Windows Azure MVP and serves as a Principal Cloud Architect for Aditi.  He has nearly 12 years of experience building Microsoft-based applications for a wide range of clients. Michael spends his days serving as a developer or architect – helping clients succeed with the Microsoft development platform. He also enjoys speaking about Windows Azure at local user groups, as well as regional and national conferences.  Michael is the founder of CloudDevelop, as well as the Central Ohio Cloud Computing User Group in Columbus, OH.  You can follow Michael on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/MichaelCollier and on his blog atwww.MichaelSCollier.com.

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