I do a lot of cloud boot camps and presentations throughout the US and elsewhere. I want to give you my elevator pitch on the fastest way to get knowledge. What I show you here is the getting started through code. You don't need to see PowerPoints first – Let’s learn through code Code is the best teacher for some. We will focus on code with some graphics interspersed. But the Guest Book is hard because it uses everything (web roles, queues, blobs, tables, ASP.NET) and then some. We will build up incrementally. We’ll do Guestbook later. I want to run through some walkthroughs (pun intended) and get you up and running.
ASP.NET and MVC Developers will be right at home This demo is the simple scenario - static content to support browsers. You could have chosen an MVC approach.
The hello world is important because it validates everything is working before you to to the more complex labs. It is very important to get things working early on and not stampede directly to the complex labs.
My post on getting setup
Download the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit
Exercise 2: Task 4 - Getting ready for the main event - the first tutorial Are you ready? This is where we are finally ready to write some code. The preparation work is now done.
Automating Deployment with PowerShell
There may come a time where you want to automate deployment. This section gives a brief overview on doing so.
Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets
You can programmatically perform the deployment and upgrade of Windows Azure applications, change the configuration for a role, and set and manage your diagnostic configuration and diagnostic data
The tip on the Azure Storage Browser was very helpful. http://bit.ly/Ld33M1