Monday, November 22, 2010

Windows Azure Advanced Applications Training

From 15th Nov. 2010 to 19th Nov 2010, We had a great week with Windows Azure Core Team member Mr.Patrick Butler Monterde and Mr.Rishi Agrawal trained exclusively NCS Architects.

Day 1: Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure™ Platform.

Day 2: Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure™ Platform.

Day 3 & 4: Azure Advanced Applications – Make it real!


Wely (Azure MVP) Rishi Agrawal, Mohamed Faizal and Patrick Butler Monterde

First day training was very different from traditional method Patrick kick start with assigning project from each team and explore more about Windows Azure, Windows Azure Storage, SQL Azure and AppFabric and present the understanding on each topics. That was wonder experience and learn with fun.

Second day Rishi share with us upcoming features for Microsoft Sync Framework on SQL Azure. After tea break Patrick come with real world scenario that he implemented using Azure and assign team to work on solutions and present the pro and con. finally Patrick share with us his actual solution. This session was very intensive and helps to apply the learning on the spot.

Third day Rishi share with us Azure 1.3 new features (i.e. VM Role, Full IIS, Remote login) and Patrick share with us AppFabric after lunch Patrick given each team the real world scenario“Make it Real”. Each team responsible to do following task’s

  • Analyzing a business scenario.
  • Selecting the most suitable architectural implementation.
  • Designing and implementing Windows Azure solutions.
  • Presenting and justifying your selection.

Each team need to come up with

  • Component-Level Architecture for Windows Azure that will address the scenario at hand in a complete manner.
  • Class-Diagram outlining the relevant interfaces, class structure, methods and properties that will be implemented for the solution.
  • Code Sample must be created demonstrating one area of the proposed solution.

and forth day each team created a short presentation and share about the factors you considered tools you used to help your selection, any resources you found, and  conclusions. When each presentation completed Patrick shard with us the real application Architecture of each application and the customer name.


NCS Architect Team with Patrick Butler Monterde

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure Firestarter event

Microsoft TechNet SharePoint 2010 Firestarter 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  on 2nd Dec. 2010

Join us for this free, full-day event and learn about SharePoint 2010's new features, upgrade path, deployment options, Office Web Apps, and maintenance and virtualization.

To view Live on Dec 2nd Register @ 

Windows Azure Firestarter  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM on Dec 9th 2010

Is cloud computing still a foggy concept for you? Have you heard of Windows Azure, but aren't quite sure of how it applies to you and the projects you're working on?

Join your Microsoft Developer Evangelists for this free, all-day event combining presentations and hands-on exercises to demystify the latest disruptive (and over-hyped!) technology and to provide some clarity as to where the cloud and Windows Azure can take you.

To view Live on Dec 9th Register @

You can also register for event link Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 Deployment


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Microsoft Office 365

The cloud base Microsoft Office 365 combines of Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online.


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There are two editions of Office 365. Office 365 for Small Businesses is designed for organizations of one to 25 people. It’s a pre-built package that includes Office Web Apps, Lync, e-mail sync and more. It doesn’t require IT support on the user’s end and will cost $6 per user per month.

The second version is Office 365 for Enterprises. Unlike the small business version, the enterprise edition can be customized based on an organization’s needs. It can be customized so different teams have different access levels to Office 365’s features. The enterprise edition comes with everything in the small business version, plus single sign-in, Office Pro Plus (via subscription), internal social networking tools, voicemail in the inbox, and more. It costs anywhere between $2 to $27 per user per month, depending on which features the company chooses to utilize.