Putting Your head in the Cloud– A Beginner’s Guide to Cloud Computing and SQL Azure Although Microsoft Azure and the concept of Cloud Computing has been around for a number of years it is still a mystery to many.

This talk takes a look at Cloud Computing – what it is, the types of Cloud available and their advantages and disadvantages.

We’ll then look at Windows Azure  and specifically SQL Azure DB, to see how to create and manage SQL databases in the Cloud. By the end of this talk you will be ready to put your head in the cloud and start taking advantage of what the cloud has to offer