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Cloud Computing with Windows Azure

November 5th, 2012

Center for Computing and Communication

RWTH Aachen University

Extension Building -  Kopernikusstraße 6
52074 Aachen
Seminar Room 3



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Cloud computing enables the usage of computing resources provided as a service via a network (e.g. the internet). One cloud platform is Microsoft's Windows Azure that can be used to build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud through Microsoft-managed datacenters. This workshop will introduce Microsoft Azure facilities with a focus on compute services.
In the morning of this tutorial, we will introduce you to Azure computing, storage and services. For interested participants, there will be a hands-on session after lunch, in which an example application will be created step-by-step. We will offer laptops with an appropriate software image. If you want to use your own laptop for this, please see the software and hardware requirements.

Please register separately for the morning presentation and the afternoon hands-on session (see below).

Please note that the course language will be English.
The course participation is free of charge.


Hakan Soncu, Matthias Eickhoff
Microsoft Research - Advanced Technology Labs (ATL) Europe



09:00 - 10:15Introduction to Azure Compute
  • PaaS, IaaS & Azure VM Role
    • Pricing models & VM capabilites
    • PaaS
    • IaaS
    • Azure VM Role
    • Comparison of different use cases
10:15 - 10:30Questions and open discussion
10:30 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:15Introduction to Azure Storage & Links to different Azure Services
  • Blobs
  • Tables
  • Queues
  • Links to Azure SQL, Azure Cache, Azure Service Bus, Azure Access Control, Azure Connect,...
12:15 - 12:30Questions and open discussion
12:30 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 17:00Hands-on Lab

Course Material


Part I: Introduction to Azure, 5.11.2012, 9.00 - 12.30h: Registration closed

Part II: Hands-On, 5.11.2012, 14.00 - 17.00h: Registration closed


Hakan Soncu, Matthias Eickhoff

Microsoft Research - Advanced Technology Labs (ATL) Europe

Christian Terboven, Sandra Wienke
Center for Computing and Communication
RWTH Aachen University