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Sweden Azure Group (SWAG) has the privilege of welcoming Michele Laroux Bustamente and Maartin Balliauw to present sessions at our meeting this Thursday. Michele and Maartin are two of the world’s leading experts in Cloud Computing and Azure, and will be taking time out from their busy schedules to share their ideas with us, and answer any questions. Knowit Stockholm are kindly hosting the event at their offices, and providing food and refreshments. It should be a great evening.

You can register for the event here.

Azure Q & A - Michele Leroux Bustamante

In this interactive Q & A session Michele Leroux Bustamante will be on hand to share her wealth of experience on Azure related issues. If you are new to Azure and wanting some tips to get started, or an experienced developer needing to negotiate the legal and political protocols related to Cloud Computing Michele will have been there, done that, and be willing to share her experiences. This session will be entirely driven by that attendees, so please come prepared with questions.

Reducing latency on the web with the Windows Azure CDN – Maarten Balliauw

Serving up content on the Internet is something our web sites do daily. But are we doing this in the fastest way possible? How are users in faraway countries experiencing our apps? Why do we have three webservers serving the same content over and over again? In this session, we’ll explore the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network or CDN, a service which makes it easy to serve up blobs, videos and other content from servers close to our users. We’ll explore simple file serving as well as some more advanced, dynamic edge caching scenarios.

Michele Leroux Bustamante

Michele Leroux Bustamante is CIO at Solliance (, cofounder of Snapboard (, and is recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. Michele is a thought leader with over 20 years specializing in building scalable and secure end-to-end system design, identity and access management, and cloud computing technologies – for companies of all sizes.

In recent years Michele has also helped launch several startup business ventures and has been a mentor to startups in several accelerator programs – providing both technical and business guidance. Michele shares her experiences through presentations and keynotes all over the world, and has been publishing regularly in technology journals.

Maarten Balliauw

Maarten Balliauw is a Technical Evangelist at JetBrains. His interests are all web: ASP.NET MVC, PHP and Windows Azure. He’s a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Azure and an ASPInsider. He has published many articles in both PHP and .NET literature such as MSDN magazine and PHP architect. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events such as MIX (Las Vegas), TechDays, DPC, …

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