Bytes by MSDN: Michael Collier and Dave Nielsen discuss Windows Azure and Social Media Applications

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Join Dave Nielsen, co-founder of CloudCamp & Principal at Platform D, and Michael Collier, Software Architect at Neudesic as they discuss how to leverage Windows Azure using social media applications. They walk through an example of Outback Steakhouse and how they utilized Azure to launch a Facebook Fan & Twitter page. They were able to scale up instances and compute power as new visitors came to their site and still meet existing customer needs with ease.

About Michael

Michael is an Architect with Neudesic. He has nearly 10 years of experience building Microsoft based applications for a wide range of clients. Michael spends his days serving as a developer or architect – helping clients succeed with the Microsoft development platform. He gets very "geeked up" about any new technology, tool, or technique that makes his development life easier. Michael spends most of his spare time reading technology blogs and exploring new development technologies. He is also an avid golfer and attempts to be good at shooters on the Xbox 360. Follow Michael on Twitter under the handle @MichaelCollier and also on his blog at


About Dave

Dave Nielsen, Co-founder of CloudCamp & Principal at Platform D, is a world-renowned Cloud Computing strategy consultant and speaker. He is also the founder of CloudCamp, a series of more than 200 unconferences, all over the world, where he enjoys engaging in discussions with developers & executives about the benefits, challenges & opportunities of Cloud Computing. Prior to CloudCamp, Dave worked at PayPal where he ran the PayPal Developer Network & Strikeiron where he managed Partner Programs.


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