I am happy to announce that we have released the December 2010 update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit.

The Windows Azure Platform 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 the Windows Azure AppFabric.

The December update provides new and updated hands-on labs, demo scripts, and presentations for the Windows Azure November 2010 enhancements and the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.3. These new hands-on labs demonstrate how to use new Windows Azure features such as Virtual Machine Role, Elevated Privileges, Full IIS, and more. This release also includes hands-on labs that were updated in late October and November 2010 to demonstrate some of the new Windows Azure AppFabric services that were announced at the Professional Developers Conference (http://microsoftpdc.com) including the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service, Caching Service, and the Service Bus.

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Some of the specific changes with the December update of the training kit include:

  • [Updated] All demos were updated to the Azure SDK 1.3

  • [New demo script] Deploying and Managing SQL Azure Databases with Visual Studio 2010 Data-tier Applications

  • [New presentation] Identity and Access Control in the Cloud

  • [New presentation] Introduction to SQL Azure Reporting

  • [New presentation] Advanced SQL Azure

  • [New presentation] Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket

  • [New presentation] Managing, Debugging, and Monitoring Windows Azure

  • [New presentation] Building Low Latency Web Applications

  • [New presentation] Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus

  • [New presentation] Windows Azure Connect

  • [New presentation] Moving Applications to the Cloud with VM Role

Give it a try today!

In addition to the training kit, we have updated the Windows Azure Platform Training Courses on MSDN.

The Windows Azure Platform Training Course includes a comprehensive set of hands-on labs and videos that are designed to help you quickly learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric. This release provides new and updated hands-on labs for the Windows Azure November 2010 release and the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.3. Some of these new hands-on labs demonstrate how to use new Windows Azure features such as Virtual Machine Role, Elevated Privileges, Full IIS, and more. This release also includes hands-on labs that were updated in late October 2010 to demonstrate some of the new Windows Azure AppFabric services that were announced at the Professional Developers Conference (http://microsoftpdc.com) including the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service, Caching Service, and the Service Bus.

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