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Two days of FREE Hands-On Azure Training – Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

Hi guys, we just wanted to tell you that Microsoft are running FREE Windows Azure Platform Foundation events towards the end of June, and are intended to provide developers with a foundational knowledge of the Windows Azure Platform.  The target audience for these events include developers, architects, and development leads, with the sessions targeted at the 300 level with developer focused information.


Date:  18-19th June 2012
Time:  9am – 5pm
Location: Microsoft Office
4 Freshwater Place,

Register here!


Date:  21st – 22nd June 2012
Time:  9am – 5pm
Location: Microsoft Office

Level 28, 400 George St

Register here!


Date:  28th – 29th June 2012
Time:  9am – 5pm
Location: Microsoft Office

1 Epping Rd
North Ryde

Register here!

Attendee Pre Requisites

Because this is a facilitated training event based on the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit, Microsoft ask that you:

[The latest kit based on the June 2012 platform update hasn’t been released yet – sorry].



This event is brought to you by Metro – Microsoft’s Early Adopter Program and is free of charge.  However, delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Our first event was a great success!

The inaugural Brisbane Azure User Group was a complete success!

BAUG Meeting #1

Many thanks to David McGhee from Microsoft who came up to Brisbane specifically to present to us, you did a great job Dave!

Please complete our survey!

Please complete our survey!

We’d like to hear from you about what YOU want to get out of the Brisbane Azure User Group.

Here’s the link.

We’ll collate these results and make sure that each and every user group meeting is delivering real value to you.


Welcome to the Brisbane Azure User Group!

This group has been formed to represent the rapidly growing Azure community in Queensland, aimed at providing a place for us to meet, learn, discuss and discover the amazing Windows Azure platform.The meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Wednesday evening (6-8pm) of every month, and will be held at Microsoft’s shiny new Brisbane offices.  Most meetings will have the standard format of 2 x 45 minute technical sessions, allowing us to regularly deep dive on the Windows Azure platform throughout 2012.

Throughout the year we hope to have presenations on the full range of the Azure platform:

  • Compute (web & worker roles)
  • Storage
  • SQL Azure
  • Business Analytics
  • ServiceBus
  • CDN
  • Caching
  • Virtual Network
  • Identity
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Marketplace

If you have a preference for the topics you’d like to hear about please let us know.  Even better, if you would like to give a presentation on one of these topics then also let us know and we’ll schedule you in!

Finally, thanks for joining and we look forward to seeing you at the next Brisbane Azure User Group meeting!

The BAUG Organisers