Free Jump Start Course on Windows Azure Development next week - December 15-17, 2010


Free Jump Start Course on Windows Azure Development next week - December 15-17, 2010

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What is a Jump Start?

Jump Start training classes are specifically designed for developers and product leaders who need to know how to best leverage a new Microsoft technology. Typically, they assume a certain level of development expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to recognize progress quickly. Not sure you’re ready? Prerequisite skills include experience with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio.

Windows Azure Platform Jump Start

Whether you’re in the midst of moving applications to the cloud or just wondering how and why to leverage the Windows Azure Platform, Microsoft Learning is excited to enable you and your team. The Windows Azure Platform Jump Start provides live access to world-class instructors, hands-on labs, and samples that will help enable you and your team to build applications that utilize Windows Azure, SQL Azure & Windows Azure platform AppFabric.

Where to Register

Microsoft customers can register for these sessions here.

Who is teaching?

  • David S. Platt | A Microsoft Software Legend since 1992, David is a developer, consultant, author, and “.NET Professor” at Harvard University. He’s written nearly a dozen books on web services and various aspects of programming, and is an accomplished instructor and presenter.
  • Manu Cohen-Yasher | Manu is a top global expert in Microsoft Cloud technologies, Distributed Systems and Application Security. Through his hands-on development with enterprise customers and his position as professor at SELA Technical College in Tel Aviv, Manu brings a unique pragmatic approach to software development. He is author to many courses and is a regular top-rated speaker at Microsoft TechEd & Metro Early Adoption Programs.

Who should attend?

  • Application Developers

  • Software Engineers

  • Application & Solutions Architects

  • Software Product Managers

  • CTOs & Enterprise Architects

Course Requirements / Prerequisites

The Hands on labs software needed are .NET Framework 4.0, Visual Studio 2010, ASP.NET MVC2.0, Windows Powershell, IIS7, Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.3, Windows Azure platform AppFabric SDK V1.0 - July Update, Windows Azure platform AppFabric SDK V2.0 CTP - October Update, Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 (or later),SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Express Edition, Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation Runtime, Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation SDK.

Course Schedule | Windows Azure Platform Jump Start (Subject to Change)


Session One

Windows Azure Platform Overview
Windows Azure Compute
Windows Azure Storage
Intro to SQL Azure
Intro to the Windows Azure AppFabric


Session Two

Scalability, Caching and Elasticity
Asynchronous Workloads
Asynchronous Work and Azure Instance Control
Storage Strategies and Data Modeling
Exploring Windows Azure Storage


Session Three

The Azure Platform Application Lifecycle
Deploying Applications in Windows Azure
Windows Azure Diagnostics
Building ASP.NET Applications for Windows Azure
Building Web Forms/MVC Apps with Windows Azure
AppFabric Deep Dive
Service Remoting with Windows AppFabric Service Bus
Introduction to the Azure Marketplace

  • It is possible to show the webcast online after the events?

  • Christian, that will happen, just as it did for the Windows Phone 7 Jump Start sessions: channel9.msdn.com/.../Windows-Phone-7-Jump-Start-Session-1-of-12-Introduction

  • Anyone else having issues accessing the session?  I keep clicking view online and get Live Meeting login screen with "Info entered is not valid or you do not have permission". Using link they sent, using my only LiveID login...

  • Never mind -- completely annoyed -- give me a contact/help button!  Anyways, logout of live, logged in, clicked register, logged out, logged in with original account, confirmed registration request and got in...

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