Boston Azure - Dive Into The Valet Key Pattern and Azure Blob Storage

When: Thu February 28, 2013 6:00 pm

Organization: Boston Azure Cloud User Group

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142




The Valet Key Pattern and 7 other things most developers don’t know about Windows Azure Blob Storage
In this talk, we will dive into Windows Azure Blob Storage. First, we will figure out what it is (hint: it resembles a cloud file system, but there’s a lot more to it – thus the point of this talk) then we'll drill into some interesting uses and patterns that can help us build distributed applications that are more robust, scalable, and secure.


  • 6:00-6:25 - Gather, have some pizza, grab a cold drink, socialize
  • 6:25-6:30 - Call to order, grab a seat
  • 6:30-7:00 - Opening talk (topic TBD)
  • 7:00-8:20 - Bill Wilder - Valet Key and 7 other things most developers don't know about Windows Azure Blob Storage
  • 8:20-8:30 - Giveaways, announcements
  • 8:30-?:00 - Grab a cold beverage nearby

SPONSORED BY FootBridge Staffing



Many thanks to sponsor FootBridge Staffing for providing the pizza.


Bill Wilder is a hands-on developer, architect, consultant, trainer, speaker, writer, and community leader focused on helping companies and individuals succeed with the cloud using the Windows Azure Platform. Bill began working with Windows Azure when it was unveiled at the Microsoft PDC in 2008 and subsequently founded Boston Azure, the first/oldest Windows Azure user group in the world in October 2009. Bill is recognized by Microsoft as a Windows Azure MVP and an Azure Insider, and is the author of the book Cloud Architecture Patterns, published by O’Reilly in September 2012.

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