#3 Bill Wilder, Azure

Discussion with Bill Wilder about the the Azure platform, differences from traditional development, reliable queues, automation and devops, security, cloud computing vs alternatives, green data centres, scaling, test and deployment, costs and licensing, Azure over the past four years, active directory, SQL services, growth of services – mobile services, hadoop, caching, media services, BizTalk, DNS, virtual networks, Satya Nadella and Scott Guthrie, Bill and Azure, Global Windows Azure Bootcamp, commercial usage of Azure vs AWS, book choices.

Book recommendations
Code Complete 2, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Cloud Architecture Patterns: Using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step (Step by Step Developer)

Notes
This recording was made in early March, prior to the the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp.

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