General Windows Azure development topics: Getting started, development strategies, design, web services, samples, tools, SDK, APIs & how to best use Windows Azure.
Troubleshoot and diagnose deployment errors and service and application issues for applications running on Windows Azure. Discuss application monitoring and logging.
Discuss Windows Azure Storage (BLOB service, table service, queue service & Windows Azure Drive), Windows Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN), Windows Azure Caching (distributed, in-memory, application cache service) & other non-relational solutions for storing & accessing data for Windows Azure.
Discuss the various SQL Database technologies including Database, Reporting and the Data Synchronization Service
Windows Azure Connect, Windows Azure Traffic Manager, connecting Windows Azure services to on-premise servers & virtual networking. Windows Azure Service Bus for secure messaging and connectivity capabilities.
Deploying and managing services on Windows Azure: using Windows Azure Management Portal, service management tools, samples, APIs & account/subscription management.
Windows Azure security best practices, data security for Windows Azure Storage & SQL Azure, Windows Azure Access Control, authentication & authorization methods.
Discuss Windows Azure offers, pricing, estimating usage/costs, billing & comparisons.
Forum to discuss the “Workflow 1.0” release, which is built on Windows Workflow Foundation.
Forum to discuss “Service Bus 1.0” release, which brings Windows Azure Service Bus to Windows Server
Windows Azure Active Directory community forums.
Discuss Windows Azure Media Services features; including encoding, encryption, Services SDK, REST APIs, On-Demand streaming, content protection, partners, and Live streaming. Also discuss client SDKs / Porting kits for Windows 8, Silverlight, Windows Phone, iOS and other embedded devices.
Preview Timeframe Windows Azure Virtual Machines for Virtual Network support forum
Preview Timeframe Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service Windows support forum