Windows Azure is Microsoft's open & flexible cloud platform. Come & learn how to get started with Windows Azure and build application for Windows Azure with the Windows Azure SDK & Tools. In this session, we'll go from discovering Windows Azure, signing up for it and building your first application, whether you are a .NET developer or use open source technologies. This session will also cover some of the basics of how Windows Azure works under the covers so you can take advantage of the flexible cloud architecture for your applications as well as avoid the common pitfalls. At the end of this session, you will have a good understanding of the end to end Windows Azure platform, basics of cloud computing and how to quickly get started with the skills & tools you are already familiar with.