Mr Lee Stott – Microsoft
Azure Cloud Computing
Using computers in the cloud can make lots of sense. Rather than buying and maintaining your own machines, why not exploit the acres of internet accessible servers on offer today? For some application their code and data might live in the cloud, where somebody else manages and maintains the systems they use. Alternatively, applications that run inside an organization on premise applications might store data in the cloud or rely on other cloud infrastructure services. Applications that run on desktops and mobile devices can use services in the cloud to synchronize information across many systems or in other ways. Whether application run in the cloud, uses services provided by the cloud, or both, some kind of application platform is required. Microsoft Azure platform is a group of cloud technologies, each providing a specific set of services. In this talk we’ll explorer Microsoft’s Azure service platform in specific regards to teaching learning and research.
Lee Stott is an Academic Evangelist within the Developer and Platform Evangelism ‘DPE’ Group for Microsoft UK.
In his role. Lee is responsible for engaging and helping UK Academia understand how Microsoft technologies and services can help complement existing strategies within teaching, learning and research. Lee has over 10 years of experience within the UK HE educational sector and is a Chartered IT Professional member of the BCS.
Lee is currently responsible for Microsoft Curriculum adoption http://www.microsoft.com/faculty and Microsoft DreamSpark http://www.dreamspark.com DreamSpark provides professional-level developer and design tools to students and educators at no charge. Further information on Microsoft UK Academic resources are available at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/faculty.
School of Computing, Robert Gordon University, St Andrew Street, Aberdeen, Lecture Room A23, 15:00 – 16:00.