As you move workloads into Windows Azure Virtual Machines (VM), there is another skillset you must master...optimizing these VMs for optimal performance and availability. In this deep dive session you will learn how to configure and tune your virtual machines in Windows Azure for optimal performance and availability. Your hosts will take you through optimizing disk configuration, optimizing I/O performance, as well as how to choose the right VM size in Windows Azure. Discussion will then move into high availability in Windows Azure for a variety of popular application workloads, including Internet Information Server (IIS), MS SQL Server and SharePoint. If you are interested in maximizing your Windows Azure IaaS investments, this session is not to be missed!