Today we released an update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit to include a new HOL: Introduction to Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications. You can download the updated Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – August 2011 Refresh from download center or view online now on the Windows Azure Platform Training Course on MSDN.

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The important take away is that in this HOL you will take an application through the full provisioning process. This is extremely valuable if you have customers/partners looking to publish their applications into the Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications.

Hands-On Lab Details

There are five exercises in the HOL:

  • Exercise 0: Understanding a SaaS Subscription Scenario

  • Exercise 1: Modify your Application to support Windows Azure Marketplace Subscriptions

  • Exercise 2: Register the Application in Windows Azure Marketplace and Test Subscriptions with the Dev Playground

  • Exercise 3: Add Support for Unsubscribe messages

  • Exercise 4: Learn how to Publish in Windows Azure Marketplace, Explore the Finished App

You can take a look at the SaaS application live in the marketplace: https://datamarket.azure.com/application/AA1EA7A3-E3FE-4EE5-B7B5-CBF4142CB983

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Feedback?

We are always looking to make improvements to the WAPTK. If you encounter any bugs or have any problems, please send us feedback at: azcfeed@microsoft.com. Additionally, if there’s additional content you’d like to see in the training kit, please let us know on the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Forum – you’re feedback is highly valued.