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  • Episode 53 - Scott Guthrie Discusses Windows Azure


    It was great to see Scott on the show. I , like many others, am genuinely excited by his move to the Azure Dev group. The giant exercise that Scott mentioned with the Azure leads sounded very interesting.

    I wish his team would also focus on making VM role simpler - authoring, setup, and configuration. Today I cannot setup a cluster of VM roles together (for instance all domain joined to a common domain)  on Windows Azure. IMHO, VM Role is hugely important as customers try to port their existing apps to the cloud. Vm Role as it stands today (tooling, capabilities) is limiting.

    Wade / Steve, I wish you had briefed Scott before the show and told him that service bus has been covered on this show extensively in the past. The console service bus app and Scott's commentary on how one can connect the cloud with on-premise machines was old news - Sadly this was a demo from PDC 09.

    I wish you had used this time to ask a Corporate Vice President (Scott), how Windows Azure is being accepted in the market. What are customers doing with it?  How is the BizTalk team under him looking at the ServiceBus.  When will we get Windows Server AppFabric features such as workflow hosting and tracking within Azure AppFabric etc? time.

    Anyways, thanks for the show. It is a great tool for keeping current with the happenings on the Windows Azure Platform.