About This Episode
In this episode, Woody sits down with Robert Duffner of Microsoft to discuss the future of Windows Azure and how Open Source Software fits in the vision for Azure.
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Thanks to our guest this episode
Robert Duffner is Microsoft’s Director of Product Management for Windows Azure. Whether engaging with senior IT executives or developers, Robert is focused on amplifying the voice of the customer with the customer advocacy programs he directs to help shape the future product direction of the Windows Azure Platform. These include the Windows Azure Platform Customer Advisory Board as well as driving the Windows Azure Technology Adoption Program (TAP) to help our early adopter customers and partners validate the platform and shape the final product by providing early and deep feedback. Robert also stays engaged with the top Windows Azure experts in the world as the Community Lead for the Windows Azure Most Valued Professionals (MVP) program.
Robert is one of Microsoft’s top experts in Open Source software (OSS) were he joined the company in 2007 as the Director of Open Source Strategy. Robert is a 16 year veteran of the software industry and an enterprise Java expert having worked for companies such as IBM, BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle), and Vignette.
Robert can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rduffner
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