Grab your free Windows Azure account and get some hands-on time with Windows Azure via two great opportunities, one you can attend in person and one you can attend in your pajamas (read: on-line).
Cloud OS Signature Event Series
Windows Azure Hands-on Labs Online
The Cloud OS Signature Event Series is a free one-day launch event being held at sixteen cities across the United States during September and October. The series includes three separate tracks
Locations appear below, and you can register for any one of the three tracks; I’ll be at the New York City and Boston events presenting in the Developer track and hope to see some of you there!
Reach the cloud from the comfort of your home or office by tuning into the Windows Azure Hands-On Labs Online series. Microsoft Technical Evangelists will present and proctor on-line labs that you can work through via Virtual Machines that have already been all set up with the necessary software and materials. You will, however, need your own Windows Azure account. If you don’t already have one, you can get a 90-day free, no-risk trial account within minutes.
Be sure to register ahead of time for each of the labs since space is limited:
Hands-on Lab Online: Building Windows Azure Services
5 pm - 8 pm ET
Hands-on Lab Online: Windows Azure: Debugging Application in Windows Azure
1 pm - 4 pm ET
Hands-on Lab Online: Windows Azure: Exploring Windows Azure Storage
4 pm - 7 pm ET
Hands-on Lab Online: Using Windows Azure Tables
Hands-on Lab Online: Windows Azure: Worker Role Communication
Hands-on Lab Online: Advanced Web and Worker Roles