Today Windows Azure Team released update Windows Azure Platform Training Kit December 2010 Update which is ready to download and try immediately at the link below:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=413E88F8-5966-4A83-B309-53B7B77EDF78&displaylang=en

The December release of the training kit includes several 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 including the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control, 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

The Hands on Labs are also updated and available directly at:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/wazplatformtrainingcourse_windowsazure_unit