Wintellect is teaming up with Microsoft to present four free, in-person Azure training events with Jeffrey Richter. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a full day of in-depth, live learning as Jeffrey teaches you—architects and developers—how to leverage Azure’s data storage and compute services. This is a great opportunity to receive complimentary training to better understand the Windows Azure Service Platform. The in-person events will be held in

New York: May 13th - 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor New York, NY 10104

Boston: May 16th - 201 Jones Road, Suite 601 Waltham, MA 02451

Atlanta: May 18th - 1125 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 300 Alpharetta, GA 30009

Reston: May 20th - 12012 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190

Register now to reserve your seat: http://bit.ly/WintellectAzureEvent  Also,if you can’t attend the in-person events, you can register here for the simulcast event on May 13th.

Here’s a breakdown of the content that will be covered at each event:

The day will start off with a whirlwind tour of the various independent services that make up the Windows Azure Service Platform consumable from both cloud and on-premise services. Then we will discuss Azure's Data Storage services concentrating on blobs (for video, music, text, documents, etc.), tables (for non-relational data), and queues (for durable messaging between on-premise & cloud-based services). The day will continue with a focus on Azure's compute services which allow you to deploy your own applications into Microsoft's data centers. Finally, we'll discuss deployment, configuration, management, tools, roles & how your roles interact with the Azure fabric controller.

Sessions include:

Introduction to the Windows Azure Service Platform
Platform as a service versus infrastructure as a service, stateful servers versus stateless servers, the independent Azure services

Azure Blobs
Containers, conditional operations, block & page blobs, continuation tokens, snapshots, leases, shared access signatures, simulating directory hierarchies, custom domain names, content delivery service, & retry policies

Azure Tables
Properties, partitioning, serializing entities, updating entities, optimistic concurrency

Azure Queues
Scenarios, robust message processing & idempotency, handling poison messages

Azure Compute Services
Deployment, configuration, tools, roles & interaction with the Azure fabric controller, architecting services for Azure 

Enjoy!