Interested in pumping up those Azure muscles? Check out the Windows Azure Virtual Boot Camp II:

Learn Windows Azure at your own pace, in your own time and without travel headaches.

Special Windows Azure one week pass provided so you can put Windows Azure and SQL Azure through their paces.

NO credit card required.

You can start the Boot Camp any time during April 19th -26th and work at your own pace.

The Windows Azure virtual boot camp pass is valid from 5am USA PST April 19th through 6pm USA PST April 26th

Follow these steps:

  1. Request a Windows Azure One Week Pass here – Passes will be given out starting Monday April 19th
  2. Sign in to the Windows Azure Developer Portal and use the pass to access your Windows Azure account.
  3. Please note: your Windows Azure application will automatically de-provision at the end of the virtual boot camp on April 26th
    1. Since you will have a local copy of your application, you will be able to publish your application package on to Windows Azure after the virtual boot camp should you decide to sign up for a regular Windows Azure account after the Boot Camp.
  4. For USA developers, no-cost phone and email support during and after the Windows Azure virtual boot camp with the Front Runner for Windows Azure program.
  5. For non-USA developers - sign up for Green Light
  6. Startups - get low cost development tools and production licenses with BizSpark - join here
  7. Get the Tools
    1. To get started on the boot camp, download and install these tools:
    2. Download Microsoft Web Platform Installer
    3. Download Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio
  8. Learn about Azure
    1. Learn how to put up a simple application on to Windows Azure
    2. Take the Windows Azure virtual lab
    3. Read about Developing a Windows Azure Application
    4. View the series of Web seminars designed to quickly immerse you in the world of the Windows Azure Platform
    5. Why Windows Azure - learn why Azure is a great cloud computing platform with these fun videos
  9. Dig Deeper into Windows Azure
    1. Download the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit


If you’re looking for additional Windows Azure training, be sure and check out the free, on-demand Azure readiness opportunities on the Learning Plan Tool.

Hope you had a fantastic weekend!