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Windows Azure Platform Training Kit

Posted by Rubel Khan on March 7, 2010

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=413E88F8-5966-4A83-B309-53B7B77EDF78&displaylang=en

Overview: 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 AppFabric. The December release includes new and updated labs in addition to information about Microsoft Codename “Dallas”. This training kit contains the following content:

 

Hands 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

Presentations and Videos

  • Windows Azure Platform Overview (C9 – VIDEO)
  • What is Windows Azure? (C9 – VIDEO)
  • Windows Azure Storage Overview (C9 – VIDEO)
  • Deploying Applications on Windows Azure (C9 – VIDEO)
  • Windows Azure Compute (C9 – VIDEO)
  • Introduction to Windows Azure (PPTX)
  • Building Services with Windows Azure (PPTX)
  • What is SQL Azure? (C9 – VIDEO)
  • Introduction to SQL Azure (PPTX)
  • Building Applications using SQL Azure (PPTX)
  • Scaling out with SQL Azure
  • What is Microsoft Codename “Dallas”? (C9 – VIDEO)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Codename “Dallas” (PPTX)
  • What is the Access Control Service (C9 – VIDEO)
  • Introduction to the Service Bus (C9 – VIDEO)

Demos

  • Deploying Windows Azure Services
  • Hello Windows Azure
  • Windows Azure Guestbook Demo
  • Windows Azure Logging and Configuration Demo
  • Windows Azure using Blobs Demo
  • Windows Azure Worker Role Demo
  • Windows Azure Using Queues Demo
  • Windows Azure Using Tables Demo
  • Preparing your SQL Azure Account
  • Connecting to SQL Azure
  • Managing Logins and Security in SQL Azure
  • Creating Objects in SQL Azure
  • Migrating a Database Schema to SQL Azure
  • Moving Data Into and Out Of SQL Azure using SSIS
  • Building a Simple SQL Azure App
  • Scaling Out SQL Azure with Database Sharding
  • AppFabric Service Bus Direct Connection Demo
  • AppFabric Service Bus webHttpRelayBinding
  • AppFabric Service Bus Publish and Subscribe
  • AppFabric Service Bus Service Registry
  • AppFabric Service Bus NetOneWayRelayBinding

Samples and Tools

  • Windows Azure MMC
  • Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets
  • PhluffyFotos
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3 Responses to “Windows Azure Platform Training Kit”

  1. mikemciver said

    Microsoft has sunk to a new low . . . using “trial traps” . . . yes one must contact customer support to cancel a trial. There’s plenty of opportunity to sign up for more services but they make it very hard to cancel. I called Microsoft support . . . all the options for Azure support were available EXCEPT the one to cancel . . . it says they are CLOSED! I’m just going to tell my credit card company to charge back all Microsoft fees and move on to open source . . . there’s plenty of free software out there that works suffciently well given the cost. Azure is lack luster to say the least and high priced given the limited services. BTW: I was a devoted Microsoft customer for 15 years . . . I’m also a MCSE . . . but I’m giving up on Microsoft because they really are indifferent, at best, to the impact they have on customers.

  2. Ranga said

    Good article!

    I also found a short technical writeup about azure…

    http://hareenlaks.blogspot.com/2011/02/windows-azure-platform.html

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