Windows Azure Training Kit – December 2012

Good News! The world didn’t end, which is good for two reasons, first we’re all alive, but also my team has been working hard to provide you another great Windows Azure Training Kit release.

What’s new in this release?

Back in October, you may have heard of a massive on campus Microsoft event known as Build. Build was a great event filled with an absolutely everything you need to know about Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Azure Development. If you haven’t already done so, check out the day 2 keynote which highlights all of the news around Windows Azure.

In this release we’ve packaged up the day two Keynote demos for you to be able to look at the code or deliver a similar session using the very same demos.

Event Buddy Demo

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In this demo you will start with a disconnected application that manages events and sessions to later connect it utilizing Windows Azure Mobile Services to provide structured storage for events and sessions. In order to use authentication within the application, you will add Twitter (or Facebook) to your application and services. Following this you will upload session decks to SkyDrive and finish by sending Live Tiles using push notifications every time an attendee rates a session.

BUILD Clips Demo

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In this demo, we will show how to build and deploy an ASP.NET web site that enables users to browse, play, and upload their own personal videos. We will then extend the web site to include Web APIs that power a Windows 8 experience. Finally, the web site project will be deployed to Windows Azure Web Sites and scaled using multiple paid shared instances.

Windows Azure Mobile Services – Scheduler

We have updated the Windows Azure Mobile Services Presentations, Demos and Hands-on Labs to include the new scheduler functionality. If you want some more information about the new scheduling functionality in Windows Azure Mobile Services, check out Scott Guthrie’s post.

Updated Repositories

You can download the offline training kit (Windows only) or grab the files from GitHub.

Windows Azure Training Kit Update Released – August 2012

Today, My team has released a new drop of the Windows Azure Training Kit, it’s available for download now!

What is the Windows Azure Training Kit?

The Windows Azure Training Kit (WATK) is one of the best ways to learn, practice or teach how to leverage Windows Azure and it’s supporting services.

Official Description

Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure.

What’s new in the Windows Azure Training Kit?

This release [August 2012] of WATK includes 41 hands-on labs and 35 presentations.

Hands-on Labs

We have pulled in some changes from our GitHub Repository and addressed a number of bug fixes for our hands-on labs for this release. Feel free to Report Issues if you run across a problem in a hands-on lab or presentation.

Presentations

This release introduces a new agenda for Windows Azure DevCamps which contains 7 new presentations:

  • DevCamps Keynote
  • DevCamps Websites
  • DevCamps Cloud Services
  • DevCamps Virtual Machines
  • DevCamps Data
  • DevCamps Windows 8 + Windows Azure
  • DevCamps Windows Phone + Windows Azure

In addition to the new agenda, the following presentations were added to the foundation agenda:

  • Security & Identity
  • Building Scalable, Global and Highly Available  Web Apps
  • Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Windows Azure SQL Federations
  • Windows Azure Reporting
  • Windows Azure Data Sync

Have any feedback?

I’d love to hear any feedback that you have in regards to our training kit. Please leave a comment below.

Stay Cloudy my Friends…