Curious About Windows Azure?

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At PDC last week Windows Azure production dates were released and the service was made available for you to try.  What is Azure?  As Ray Ozzie put it, think of it as “Windows in the cloud”.  Still confused?  I don’t blame you as it is a shift from what we traditionally know or think about cloud computing.  This video does a great job of explaining Azure.

There is a lot of opportunity with Windows Azure from both a developer perspective and from an infrastructure perspective.  There is a great set of resources available that covers 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.

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

Get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=413e88f8-5966-4a83-b309-53b7b77edf78.

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  • It's so easy, even an ITPRo can do it , right Rodney? :)