Yesterday (1/18/2012) I was able to give a Windows Azure presentation to a group (about 80) IT Pros at the Dayton IT Pro Camp. I co-presented with Brian Prince, who is a buddy of mine and a Principle Cloud Evangelist for Microsoft.
This was the first time I’ve delivered a Windows Azure presentation to a group of IT Pros instead of developers/architects. The delivery/messaging about cloud computing and Windows Azure was a little different than speaking to a group of developers. We focused more on the importance of application management, working with the developers to build out the service model (roles, number of instances, protocols, ports, OS version, etc.).
Overall I felt the group seemed to really like what we had to say and we had several good questions during and after the presentation. Often I work with application developers and architects. It was really neat to get to be a part of an IT Pro focused event, and to talk with several of the attendees.
This was the first year of the Dayton IT Pro Camp. I think the organizers did a great job getting the event going. I hope they continue doing these!