Umbraco and Azure workshop
Thursday, March 10, 2011


  • Kurt Claeys, Technology Solution Professional Windows Azure
  • Olivier Mangelschots, Managing Director Orbit One
  • Mel Gerats, Lead Developer Orbit One


Time Programme
9:00 Welcome & coffee
9:30-11:00 Kurt Claeys - Technical dive into Azure
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Umbraco CMS and Azure
12:30-13:30 lunch break
13:30-13:45 Azure Development Program (how can it help you)
13:45-16:30 hands-on workshop, setup your Umbraco website in Azure




  • 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 store it's information?
  • Challenges in the Azure cloud
  • CodePlex Accelerator - How does it work, how to roll out
  • Future: Umbraco 5 will have native Azure support
  • Q&A

Bring your laptop!

It's a workshop where everyone will work on his/her own laptop. Don't forget to pre-install:

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


Orbit One Office Ghent
Raas van Gaverestraat 83
9000 Gent


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