Presented at Azure Boot camp: Pune 9th April 2011

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I must say “Pune user group delivered an effective Azure Boot Camp “. On a Saturday, it was nice to see more than 50 participants. Somehow I was disappointed because I had information that more than 220 people registered for the event. However, on any day 50 is descent number for any event. There were 6 sessions lined up for the day

1. Introduction to Cloud Computing and Windows Azure platform

2. Cloud and Windows 7 Phone

3. Introduction to VM Role

4. Introduction to App Fabric and Access control

5. All About Marketplace

6. SQL Azure to .NET Developer

I presented on the topic “SQL Azure to .Net Developer”.


Although my session was last session at 4.30 PM, I had more than 40 participants. Since my session was last for the day, I had been thinking to interesting and out of the box start. I started session with most popular 30 second video “DEVELOPER DEVELOPER DEVELOPER “.



After seeing this video crowd was set for the session. I set the expectation to the audience that session would be DEMO and CODE oriented.


My first slide left the audience with a smile because I did not directly answer the question “What is SQL Azure Database? “ And I told them there are About 5,480,000 results (0.11 seconds) on the Google so there is no need for me to preach on this, just let us start coding.

I started with a look on new SQL Azure portal. And I gave demo on the below topics.


It was fun for next 55 minutes. I enjoyed writing code in front of more than 40 people. Audience got really excited when they saw a web application completely created and hosted before their eyes in the azure.

I conclude here with saying, it was a nice learning and motivating experience for me delivering at Pune Azure Boot Camp.

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Dhananjay Kumar

Dhananjay Kumar is Developer Evangelist for Infragistics. He is a 8 times Microsoft MVP and well respected Developer Advocate in India.He is the author of 900+ Blog Posts, and can often be found speaking around India at conferences and hosting free workshops for programmers across the country. So far, he has hosted 60 free workshops on various topics like JavaScript, Angular, WCF, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Azure etc. Follow him on twitter @debug_mode for all the updates about his blog posts and workshops. You can send him email at debugmode [at] outlook [dot] com

3 thoughts on “Presented at Azure Boot camp: Pune 9th April 2011”

  1. Developer ! Developer ! Developer !

    Like the way you presented For IT People By IT People…
    Awesome … Wonderful … Great … Keep IT Up …

    From Last there months attended many Azure/ Cloud Sessions but you were done it … First Live App from scratch to Cloud…

    Me and My friends Whom i forced to attend for first time told me its worth giving whole Saturday after weekdays hectic schedule . They enjoyed a lot .

    Thanks to Gaurav & Sanjeev for supporting PUG events 🙂

    Will be looking for more… and Very sure you and PUG will give more than what we expect 🙂

    Also like to thanks for all topics covered by Mayur , Aviraj and others .


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