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The Windows Azure training Kit is a free download that is chock-full of useful training content including videos, hands-on-labs, presentations and demos.

The material in the kit covers the Windows Azure Platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and Windows Azure AppFabric.

It also includes information about Dallas, Microsoft’s new Data as a Service (DaaS) offering. 

The Training Kit includes

  • Hands On Labs
    • Introduction to Windows Azure
    • Exploring Windows Azure Storage
    • Deploying and Monitoring Applications in Windows Azure
    • Windows Azure: Worker Role Communication
    • Federated Authentication in a Windows Azure Web Role Application
    • Building ASP.NET Web Form Applications with Windows Azure
    • Introduction to SQL Azure
    • Migrating Databases to SQL Azure
    • SQL Azure: Tips and Tricks
    • Intro to Dallas
    • Introduction to the .NET Service Bus
    • Introduction to the .NET Access Control Service
    • Service Remoting with Service Bus
    • Eventing with the Service Bus
  • Presentations and Videos
    • Windows Azure Platform Overview
    • What is Windows Azure?
    • Windows Azure Storage Overview
    • Deploying Applications on Windows Azure
    • Windows Azure Compute
    • Introduction to Windows Azure
    • Building Services with Windows Azure
    • What is SQL Azure?
    • Introduction to SQL Azure
    • Building Applications using SQL Azure
    • Scaling out with SQL Azure
    • What is Microsoft Codename "Dallas"?
    • Introduction to Microsoft Codename "Dallas"
    • What is the Access Control Service
    • Introduction to the Service Bus
  • Demos
    • Deploying Windows Azure Services
    • Hello Windows Azure
    • Windows Azure Guestbook Demo
    • Windows Azure Logging and Configuration Demo
    • Windows Azure using Blobs Demo
    • Windows Azure Worker Role Demo
    • Windows Azure Using Queues Demo
    • Windows Azure Using Tables Demo
    • Preparing your SQL Azure Account
    • Connecting to SQL Azure
    • Managing Logins and Security in SQL Azure
    • Creating Objects in SQL Azure
    • Migrating a Database Schema to SQL Azure
    • Moving Data Into and Out Of SQL Azure using SSIS
    • Building a Simple SQL Azure App
    • Scaling Out SQL Azure with Database Sharding
    • AppFabric Service Bus Direct Connection Demo
    • AppFabric Service Bus webHttpRelayBinding
    • AppFabric Service Bus Publish and Subscribe
    • AppFabric Service Bus Service Registry
    • AppFabric Service Bus NetOneWayRelayBinding
  • Samples and Tools
    • Windows Azure MMC
    • Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets
    • PhluffyFotos

Pretty much everything that you need to learn about all aspects of the Windows Azure Platform.

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