Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group met with developers, architects and IT Pros on his recent visit to Bangalore. He delivered a keynote address on ‘Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform – The Cloud for Modern Business’ with compelling demos that demonstrated the power of Azure. The keynote also dwelt upon investments that Microsoft is making in cloud, innovations in Azure and how Microsoft is embracing openness. This was followed by a Q&A session around cloud adoption, Microsoft innovations, startups & ISV momentum and the developer ecosystem. Scott also shared his views on opportunities made possible by cloud today and how developers around the globe are using Azure to build robust and scalable applications.
He also held a white-boarding session with technical solution architects and MVPs on re-imagining enterprise class mission-critical applications in the cloud. The session was Q&A led with deep dive on architectural & design considerations when building mission critical applications on cloud.
This was followed by an exclusive roundtable for MVP Community with Tyler Bryson, GM M&O Microsoft India. It was pretty much an open hour for the MVPs and they shared their views and feedback with Tyler and his team.
This is what India MVPs had to say about the entire event and their interactions:
MVP Lohith GN: This was one of the best round table meeting we had this year ... We were joined by Tyler Bryson - GM Marketing & Ops, Srikanth Karnakota - BG Lead, Adithya Sundar - Azure PMM, Sarvashrestha Paliwal – Sr. Azure PMM. At such level of exec discussion, we just needed to make sure we not only express concern but also propose a solution. Thanks to Tyler to have taken time and listening to our feedbacks/suggestions/brick bats - I was surprised to see him take a back step and listen to us first before he expressing his ideas ... thumbs up like emoticon .... thanks to Adithya, Pali, Srikanth and Tyler for being so supportive to MVP Program as a whole. Would like to have similar positive discussion with whoever is willing to interact with community ... the best round table this year smile emoticon.
MVP Nishanth Anil: It's the best ever. First of all, Having a chance to meet and listen to Scott Guthrie in a "class room" kind of session on Azure was a bliss. That one hour with him felt so valuable. It would've taken anyone ages to get that amount of information if they had to read through the documentation. And maybe yet not so complete. I think, giving us that "exclusive" opportunity is rare or rather never had before. Can't thank you enough Biplab Paul! Also, the round table session with Tyler & Azure team was so much needed. Felt really nice talking to everyone. Honestly, for the first time in this group, I felt that the discussion was very constructive - regardless of what UGs we run or what blogs we write - we shared a common goal. It will be awesome to see the execution of the discussed action items in next couple of weeks.
MVP Anubhav Ranjan: What an amazing event it was! Scott Guthrie right in front of us and telling us about all the dos & donts when using Azure. It was really a mesmerizing moment for me. An honor for us to be present there in front of him when he was explaining and answering everyone's queries. Thanks a lot Biplab Paul for giving us this chance to meet one of the most distinguished personality of all time.
The other part of day was also amazing as we were sitting and discussing with Tyler and his team. The best part was our opinions were taken up and noted down to take care of all the things that matters. Every single aspect was taken up and a common goal was set which was really amazing.
Overall this was one of the best days for MVPs.
MVP Murugan Dharmaratnam: Thank you #Microsoft for giving all of us an opportunity of an exclusive class room session with Scott Guthrie & round table with Tyler Bryson. Great Learning experience, Good group of people all helping the community learn some more every day smile emoticon. We should have more meetings like this.
MVP Prabhjot Bakshi: Very well arranged and managed by MS team, well participated by fellow MVPs, very well hosted by Biplab Paul and team. And well lead by Tyler Bryson and team. I LOVE the moment when Mr. Tyler said its our time...its time for India now.
This was certainly an exciting day and unforgettable memory for every individual who participated in the event. And a big thanks to everyone from Microsoft India who made this event possible. More pictures are available on our Facebook Page