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[PostEvent] DevCamp - Azure in Cluj, Sibiu, Brasov, Oradea, Timisoara, Bucharest, Tg-Mures, 2015

Today was the last day of Azure DevCamps events. In the last 4 weeks community leaders from Romania in collaboration with Microsoft Romania were in a roadshow.
We were in cities like Bucharest, Oradea, Timisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Brasov and we talk about Azure, Microsoft and tools that can make our life easier.
A special ‘Thank you’ to Microsoft (because they sustain this evens and made them possible) and to all community leaders that were involved:

  • Adrian Stoian
  • Alex Mag
  • Ciprian Jichici
  • Cosmin Tataru
  • Florin Loghiade
  • Mihai Tătăran
  • Radu Vunvulea
  • Razvan Rusu
  • Silviu Niculita
  • Tudor Damina (Tudy)

More than 200 people attended to this evens and discovered Azure world. At this events I talk about Azure features that are interesting for enterprise. Below you can find the abstract of the session and slides.
Title:       What's new in Azure from an enterprise perspective
Abstract:  Azure, like other cloud providers became a collections of more and more services every month. Big companies needs to go behind marketing slides and put on the radar services that can improve their current system and can be used in the next generation of their products. This session is dedicated to the big enterprises, that have thousands of servers, hundreds of thousands of devices and needs to handle dozens of terabytes. We will put under eyeglasses Azure Services that were built for this situations and can make a difference between a failure or a real success.

And also some pictures from this events:


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