Posted by: kurtsh | November 25, 2009

RELEASE: Windows Azure Services Training Kit

image The Azure Services Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services. The November release includes new and updated labs in addition to information about Microsoft Codename “Dallas”.

This training kit contains the following content:

  • Presentations Presentations will be updated after PDC 2009 with all of the latest and greatest decks.
  • Demos Demos will be updated after PDC 2009 with all of the latest and greatest demos.
  • imageHands On Labs
    • Introduction to Windows Azure
    • Exploring Windows Azure Storage
    • Deploying and Monitoring Applications in Windows Azure
    • Windows Azure: Worker Role Communication
    • Federated Authentication in a Windows Azure Web Role Application
    • Building ASP.NET Web Form Applications with Windows Azure
    • Introduction to SQL Azure
    • Migrating Databases to SQL Azure
    • SQL Azure: Tips and Tricks
    • Intro to Dallas
    • Introduction to the .NET Service Bus
    • Introduction to the .NET Access Control Service
    • Service Remoting with Service Bus
    • Eventing with the Service Bus

Samples and Tools

  • PhluffyFotos

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  • Windows Powershell

After downloading the training kit, run the self-extracting executable to extract all of the training kit files to your local machine. After the content is extracted, the starting page for the training kit will be displayed in your default browser. You can then browse through the individual hands-on labs, demos, and presentations.

Please Note: Many of these labs require Windows Azure platform developer accounts. To request an invitation code that can be used to register, please visit:

DOWNLOAD:  Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (193MB)

LINK:  Windows Azure Web Site


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