Build development capabilities in the Microsoft Cloud faster with Premier Support for Developers

Developer Support

Hilton L’Orange, Senior Application Development Manager, shares how Premier Support for Developers can help customers rapidly leverage development capabilities and services in Azure.

Today, many development teams recognize how valuable services offered in the Microsoft Cloud can be.  These services can make their lives easier while significantly enhancing their development capabilities. While it’s easy to talk about the opportunity to take advantage of cloud services and share the vision, many teams struggle with how to get started.  In order to realize the benefits of any cloud solution, it’s important to understand the rapidly evolving roadmap of cloud services and provide developers with the skills necessary to successfully lead these projects.


The Windows Azure Proof of Concept Accelerator is a proactive service offered by Premier Support to help customers rapidly gain expertise and build solutions in the cloud with guidance from Microsoft.

Applying new knowledge to real projects is the key to getting the most value out of any training budget.  The idea behind the Accelerator was to blend a traditional training workshop with a real project so that developers could immediately apply what they learned into a functional proof of concept.  Microsoft builds a training agenda of instructor-led content and hands-on labs from Azure features that match your solution requirements.  Developers learn about these features each day and have a chance to write sample code to get familiar with how each feature of Azure works.  The highly interactive workshop runs 5-10 days and your Development team can be off and running with a solid foundation of skills and the sample code to move forward with a functional, proof of concept solution.

When taking on any new technology or platform, access to advisory support from experienced resources help to shorten learning cycles and see business results faster.  The Windows Azure Proof of Concept Accelerator provides the thoughtful guidance any team needs to get started in the cloud with Azure.  The Premier Support for Developers relationship, ensures access to the right resources before, during, and after development cycles to accelerate projects and avoid costly downtime while ramping up on new technology or troubleshooting production deployments.

The outcome of this engagement is real value.  Customers who partner with Premier to envision and create solutions in the cloud build developer expertise and significantly extend their readiness to benefit from the cloud capabilities that are transforming so many industries today.  Premier offers a wide range of proactive services aimed at helping customers get the most out of the Cloud.  Whether it’s testing, architecting for cost, migrating legacy apps, setting up identity, developing new solutions, or refining operations, we can help.  Contact your ADM for more information on Windows Azure or email us to learn more about how Microsoft Premier Support for Developers can help you build solutions in Azure.


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