Thursday, February 11, 2010

Recommended talk... Fwd: SEMINAR: Randy Guthrie: Microsoft: Cloud Computing/Windows Azure

Folks in CSE494 are encouraged to attend this talk as I won't have as much time to cover "cloud computing"..

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From: Audrey Avant <>
Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM
Subject: SEMINAR: Randy Guthrie: Microsoft: Cloud Computing/Windows Azure

Behalf of Dr. Yann-Hang Lee



PO Box 878809

Tempe, AZ   85287-8809

Ph:   480.965.3190

FAX: 480.965.2751





Cloud Computing/Windows Azure


Randy Guthrie

Microsoft Corporation


Monday, February 15, 2010

11:00am – 12:00pm






In this presentation Randy will give a brief history of computing infrastructure paradigms and review in depth what cloud computing is, the business model for implementation, compare the different offerings by Microsoft, and Google, and give a live demonstration of a simple web application and data storage deployments to the Windows Azure cloud. 




Randy Guthrie is an Academic Developer Evangelist (ADE) for Microsoft Corporation. As an ADE, Randy provides academic and research support to faculty and students at top-tier schools in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Kansas. Prior to his working at Microsoft, Randy was a professor at Cal Poly Pomona, where he taught software engineering, programming & MIS courses. Before his appointment at Cal Poly, Randy spent thirteen years working for the Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he was a contract manager on the Stealth Bomber project, a project manager, and financial analyst. Randy earned his MBA in 1998 from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management, a master's degree in Information Science in 1999 and a PhD in Information Systems and Technology in 2008 from Claremont Graduate University. Randy's dissertation studied how developer team bias software interfaces to particular types of users. Randy's favorite gadgets are his Zune music player and XBox 360.




1 comment:

  1. A while back, I saw Randy Guthrie give a presentation on the new features of Windows Vista's workgroup technologies. It wasn't very deep (though I think that was a side effect of the audience [business school students]), but he presents well, and I have no doubt that this is actually wortth seeing.

    Also, I distinctly remember that, while showing off the then-new Search feature in the start menu, some emails showed up in the results talking about alpha and beta tests of the then-unreleased Halo Wars, so, there's a teeny-tiny chance you might get some insider knowledge if you're paying good attention :)


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