We have released both the Windows Azure VS Tools 1.2 and the Windows Azure Training Kit:

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.2 (June 2010)

Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2274a0a8-5d37-4eac-b50a-e197dc340f6f

SDK Brief Description
Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2008 to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure. Installation includes the Windows Azure SDK.

New for version 1.2:

  • Visual Studio 2010 RTM Support: Full support for Visual Studio 2010 RTM.
    .NET 4 support: Choose to build services targeting either the .NET 3.5 or .NET 4 framework.
  • Cloud storage explorer: Displays a read-only view of Windows Azure tables and blob containers through Server Explorer.
  • Integrated deployment: Deploy services directly from Visual Studio by selecting ‘Publish’ from Solution Explorer.
  • Service monitoring: Keep track of the state of your services through the ‘compute’ node in Server Explorer.
  • IntelliTrace support for services running in the cloud: Adds support for debugging services in the cloud by using the Visual Studio 2010 IntelliTrace feature. This is enabled by using the deployment feature, and logs are retrieved through Server Explorer.

 

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – June 2010 Update

Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=413E88F8-5966-4A83-B309-53B7B77EDF78&displaylang=en

New for this version:

  • Introduction to Windows Azure - VS2010 version
  • Introduction To SQL Azure - VS2010 version
  • Introduction to the Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Service Bus - VS2010 version
  • Introduction to Dallas - VS2010 version
  • Introduction to the Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Access Control Service - VS2010 version
  • Web Services and Identity in the Cloud
  • Exploring Windows Azure Storage VS2010 version + new Exercise: “Working with Drives”
  • Windows Azure Deployment VS2010 version + new Exercise: “Securing Windows Azure with SSL”
  • Minor fixes to presentations – mainly timelines, pricing, new features etc.

This training kit now contains the following content:
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
  • Web Services and Identity in the Cloud
  • 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 (C9 - VIDEO)
  • What is Windows Azure? (C9 - VIDEO)
  • Windows Azure Storage Overview (C9 - VIDEO)
  • Deploying Applications on Windows Azure (C9 - VIDEO)
  • Windows Azure Compute (C9 - VIDEO)
  • Introduction to Windows Azure (PPTX)
  • Building Services with Windows Azure (PPTX)
  • What is SQL Azure? (C9 - VIDEO)
  • Introduction to SQL Azure (PPTX)
  • Building Applications using SQL Azure (PPTX)
  • Scaling out with SQL Azure
  • What is Microsoft Codename "Dallas"? (C9 - VIDEO)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Codename "Dallas" (PPTX)
  • What is the Access Control Service (C9 - VIDEO)
  • Introduction to the Service Bus (C9 - VIDEO)

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

 

Enjoy,

 

Patrick