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This week we released the July version of the SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure Training Kit. If you haven’t looked at this kit before, it is a training course for developers to ramp up on different ways to integrate SharePoint and Windows Azure.

You can view the online MSDN version of the training course here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/SPAzureTrainingCourse
You can also download an offline version of the kit which allows you to store the hands-on labs and presentations on your local computer:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9762346

SharePoint 2010 provides many ways to integrate with Windows Azure. From simple SQL Azure data-centric applications to complex workflow that leverages custom Azure services, there is great potential to integrate these two growing technologies. The kit contains twelve modules that include PowerPoint decks, hands-on labs and source code that shows how the SharePoint 2010 platform and Windows Azure platform can work together.

This course is intended for developers and architects who are interested in understanding how SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure can leverage each other. Knowledge of SharePoint 2010 development or Windows Azure is helpful but not required. Familiarity with general .NET development along with web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and Web Services is recommended.

If you’ve downloaded a previous version of this kit, new in the July 2011 release are:

  • Modules on
    • Using Windows Azure Blob Storage with SharePoint 2010
    • Azure Hosted Application Design Pattern for SharePoint
    • Using Windows Azure with SharePoint Event Handlers
    • Using Windows Azure with SharePoint Workflow
  • New videos for various modules
  • Updated Resources