3:30 PM Saturday Room: 4301Come see how to leverage your .NET skills to branch out into Windows Azure development. In this fast-paced talk, we will develop a WCF service and build a client to call it, showing you how to use all of the features in Windows Azure -- SQL Azure, Diagnostics, Web Roles, Worker Roles, Blobs, Queues, and Tables -- and discuss when and why you should use each one.
5:00 PM Saturday Room: 4301You can use Windows Azure Blob Storage even if you are not running applications in Azure. You can host html web pages, content, customer files, application deployments (such as ClickOnce), etc. I will show the basics of accessing blob storage through the storage client library APIs -- uploading blobs, downloading blobs, iterating through directories to see the blobs listed, what assemblies you need to add to your application, etc. All of these APIs can be called with REST as well.