Umbraco 5 and Azure workshop
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Third edition of this popular interactive workshop, this time we will focus on the new Umbraco 5.



Bart Vande Ghinste,
Evangelist Manager @ Microsoft


Tom Crombez
Web channel audience manager @ Microsoft


Wim De Coninck,
Developer Team Lead @ Orbit One


Olivier Mangelschots,
Managing Director @ Orbit One





9:00 Welcome & coffee
9:30-11:00 What's new in Azure  (Bart Vande Ghinste)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Umbraco 5 CMS and Azure (Wim De Coninck)
12:30-13:30 lunch break
13:30-13:45 Azure Development Program - how can it help you (Tom Crombez)

hands-on workshop, setup your Umbraco 5 website in Azure (Wim De Coninck)


  • Web & Worker Role
  • Virtual Machine sizes & performance
  • Storage Types: Blobs, Tables, Azure SQL, queues
  • No local persistant storage
  • Network Load Balancing (round robin)
  • Scale out to multiple instances
  • Multiples websites in one Azure account
  • Azure Content Delivery Network
  • Swap between development & production environments
  • Typical monthly costs to host Umbraco site
  • Q&A

Umbraco and Azure

  • Where does Umbraco 5 store it's information?
  • Challenges in the Azure cloud
  • Q&A

Bring your own laptop!

It's a workshop where everyone will work on his/her own laptop. To make sure we can start the course straight away, we would like to ask you to make sure you have the following software installed:

  • Visual Studio 2010
  • Windows Azure SDK and Tools for Visual Studio
  • SQL Express 2008 R2
  • SQL Azure migration wizard
  • Umbraco 5

AND have an activated Windows AZURE account:

We'll be providing you with an activationcode that you can use to create a personal account (for limited period of time), thise code will be emailed to you after registration.

If you cannot bring a preconfigured laptop, please contact; they may have some spares.

For those of you coming by car: There is parking in the streets near the office, for 3€/day (day-rate).


OneOffice - Gent
Raas van gaverestraat 83
9000 Gent


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