Overview


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.

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

Release: December Update
Version: 2.2

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