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iLink Systems presents a free webinar on "Azure : Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care"

iLink Systems presents a free webinar on "Azure : Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care"

Thursday, November 05, 2009

iLink Systems presents a free webinar on "Azure : Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care"

Redmond, WA, Nov 5th, 2009: iLink Systems, Inc, an ISO certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and winner of the 2009 Health partner of the year award in public, today announced an upcoming live interactive webinar entitled” Azure: Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care” to be held on Nov 5th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT. One can register for the webinar at


Agenda for the webinar will be:

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Explain SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IAS (Infrastructure as a Service) models, and other key aspects of cloud computing

Present key concepts and motivation behind Azure - Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform

Windows Azure Value in Comparison to alternatives

A glimpse into iLink's Cloud Methodology © - a streamlined approach to decide, plan and implement your migration to cloud

Demo a sample application built on Azure


Piyush Prakash Group Manager, iLink Systems,Inc. He has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has managed large teams, developed and delivered enterprise solutions, and played key role in developing iLink's Cloud based offering that enables organizations to decide, plan and implement their migration to cloud. His experience spans several industries including HealthCare, Finance, Entertainment, Chemical and Information Technology.

Shawn Murray serves as the Americas Director of Cloud Computing for Microsoft Corporation. He is responsible for executing on Microsoft's Software "Plus" Services strategy. This approach includes hosting enterprise applications using Microsoft Online Services and creating new applications for the cloud using Microsoft's development platform called Windows Azure. For over 16 years, Shawn has advised and assisted enterprise customers with Microsoft technologies and solutions. Shawn joined Microsoft in 1998, where he was the Program Manager responsible for Worldwide Technical Readiness for the Windows 2000 launch. Shawn has spent the last decade working on infrastructure and collaboration technologies, which are now moving into the cloud. Prior to Microsoft, Shawn was the Regional Technology Director for a national certified training company where he taught classes and consulted on numerous topics including networking, e-mail, and internet development. Shawn holds a degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University.

On asking why one should attend this webinar, Piyush said "Cloud computing is fast becoming an industry buzz words. This webinar focuses on the key elements of cloud computing by giving an overview of cloud computing, highlighting the main concepts behind Azure - Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform, and providing guidance on how to take the next steps and other considerations when moving your applications to the cloud"

What: Azure: Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care

Who: Piyush Prakash, Group Manager, iLink Systems,Inc

          Shawn Murray, Americas Director of Cloud Computing ©Microsoft Corporation

When: Thursday, Nov 5th, 2009 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT

Register: http://www.ilink-systems.com/Thinking-Beyond/Webinar/Webinar-Archives-2009/Cloud-Computing

 About iLink Systems:

iLink Systems is an ISO certified mid-size (200+ employees) software solutions provider offering Microsoft technology-based solutions to firms ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies. iLink is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Preferred Vendor and one of the very few companies trained and certified by MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) to be "Services Ready" to deliver SharePoint based solutions. iLink Systems was honored as 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards Winner in Public Sector, Health Partner of the Year. Technologies implemented for its clients include .Net (including WPF, WCF, WF and Silverlight), Business Intelligence - SQL Server 2005 (with integration, analysis, reporting, OLAP, etc), SharePoint 2007, BPI - BizTalk (with WF, HL7 accelerator), Mobility, ASP.Net, AJAX, etc. iLink's core competency lies in Information Worker Solutions, Business Process Integration, Data Management Solutions, Microsoft mobility solutions, and horizontal solutions around User Experience, QA & Testing and Web Marketing. Based out of Redmond, WA, iLink also have offices in Austin TX, Fairfax VA, Atlanta GA and an off-shore software development center in India.

Please contact:

Anandh Kumar K
PR Contact,
iLink Systems, Inc
Ph: 425-869-8104
E-mail: PR@ilink-systems.com