Azure SIG
Windows Azure WebJobs: Amp-Up Your Web Sites
Presented by James Raden
1/13/2015 5:45 PM
Cleveland Microsoft Office

Successful web sites increasingly need to provide users with dynamic and responsive experiences. Javascript and SignalR can help on the client side, but if the server must pause to fetch, compute or transmit data, the user’s experience can still grind to a halt. A popular solution is to move bottleneck tasks to an asynchronous background process, but that requires extra development work using standard web frameworks like ASP.NET.

WebJobs are a new feature that enables Windows Azure web sites to run programs and scripts in the background, either continuously, on demand or on a schedule. WebJobs provide a lightweight, simple alternative to worker roles for such tasks as background computations, fetching external data, and message postings.

James Raden, a Bennett Adelson Senior Consultant in the Connected Systems practice, will introduce you to the benefits of WebJobs and demonstrate how easily you can write, test and deploy them with the latest SDK and Visual Studio tooling.

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The Cleveland Azure Special Interest Group (Azure SIG) (formerly the Cleveland .NET SIG) was founded in a partnership between Bennett Adelson and Microsoft 20 years ago. The SIG has become the forum for Azure collaboration and instruction from some of the brightest minds in the region. The organization was founded to provide enterprise customers and community with educational support on the Azure cloud platform. The group meetings consist of architecture and implementation focused, content-rich presentations and interactive discussions with demos. The audience ranges from Azure experts to those decision makers, infrastructure engineers, and developers that are getting their first glimpse of the cloud.