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[Post Event] Microsoft Summit 2014, Bucharest, Romania, 12-13 November

This week I had the opportunity to participate at Microsoft Summit, which was held in Bucharest. This was the second edition of this event and more than 1500 IT specialist participate to this event. We could say that for two days, Bucharest was center of Microsoft technologies and IT trends.
There were a lot speakers from all around the world, from USA to Germany or UK. Speakers like Don Grantham or David Chappell were at Microsoft Summit. From my opinion, I think that people enjoyed the session hold by D. Chappell, Andy Malone and Paula Januszkiewicz.
There were 6 tracks in parallel, were sessions dedicated to Business Managers, IT Professional and Developers were held. I had the opportunity to present to talk about “The Internet Of Things” and “Microsoft Azure – A place for Dev/Test/Int Environments”. In the first session I talk about Azure and how we can use it to create a bridge between devices and our backend. In the second session I talk about how we can create different environments using Azure. People had the opportunity to discover how easily is to create a new environment on a cloud platform and why web sites and slots are the dream of any web developer.  At the end of session we discover the power of Visual Studio Online.
A special Thank You to Microsoft Romania for this event and for all sponsors and attendees because they are the one that made this event possible.

See you next year!


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