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February 2014 Meeting

The February 2014 COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, February 10th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219click here for an aerial view).  We are pleased to welcome Mike Wood to COCCUG this month.  Mike is passionate speaker, community leader, and Windows Azure MVP.

February also happens to INETA’s birthday!  INETA is an excellent group that supports communities like ours.  We’ll have a few special surprises to celebrate INETA’s birthday!!

Please RSVP for meetings via www.meetup.com/coccug.

Automating Windows Azure without Creating SkyNet

Abstract:  When dealing with systems that must be resilient, self-healing, and highly-available, you can’t just flip switches to keep to keep the system online. That plan does not scale, and time would be better spent working on the next set of features. These systems require automation. In this session, we will cover how you can master automation for Windows Azure, including deployment, service provisioning, environment creation, troubleshooting, and more. Examples will include a variety of tools, including PowerShell, the Windows Azure CLI, and the Windows Azure Rest API. Most importantly, we will cover how to incorporate all of these intelligent scripts without inadvertently creating SkyNet.

Bio: Michael Wood describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writting, 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 gammer. Michael is one of the Founding Directors of the Cincinnati .NET User Group in the States as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architects Special Interest Group. He is also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Azure.

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

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  1. March 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Hi, Mike,

    I am Peter Lu, I attended Feb’s talk and I got a resharper license. I have not received the license key yet. is it possible I left my email address wrong?
    due to my business trip I could not make it for March meeting…

    • March 5, 2014 at 12:49 am

      Thanks for bringing to my attention. I’ll look into this ASAP.

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