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Architectural Patterns for the Cloud

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This is a recording from an MSDN Live Meeting broadcast from the Microsoft Belgium office on May 22, 2012.

The promise of all cloud vendors out there is they can run your applications without changes. While that claim is true, it's better to optimize existing software or design specifically for the cloud when moving or building an application. Architectural optimization will speed up your application, make it more scalable and even will make it cheaper to run on Windows Azure. This session will take you along some common patterns that are easy to implement and will make your cloud more sunny.

Maarten Balliauw is a technical consultant in web technologies at RealDolmen, one of Belgium's biggest ICT companies. His interests are ASP.NET (MVC), PHP and Windows Azure. He's a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Windows Azure and has published many articles in both PHP and .NET literature such as MSDN magazine Belgium and PHP architect. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events. His blog can be found at

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Extra resources
- Windows Azure homepage 
Windows Azure Training Kit

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Feel free to have a look at the list of events for developers run by the Microsoft Community in Belgium and Luxembourg. If you're specifically looking for events about Windows 8 in Belgium, your one-stop-shop is here: the Metro Map. It lists all Windows 8 events for developers and is your local guide to your app in the Windows Store.



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