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  • Blog Post: UK Windows Azure Dev Camps

    Who is this camp for? You’ve probably heard of Windows Azure but not done anything with it. Maybe you’ve seen a few demos at an event or an online video. Maybe you’ve even got as far as trying the introductory lab in the freely downloadable training kit. But now you are at the stage of wanting to get...
  • Blog Post: Event: Don’t forget the free UK Windows Azure Camp for the IT Pro, 27th Sept.

      This camp is aimed at the IT Pro. On it you will build and deploy an entire SharePoint infrastructure with a dual-machine server-farm, Active Directory Domain Controller and SQL Server. On the road to that infrastructure you will create a dual-server, load-balanced IIS website, a WIndows Azure...
  • Blog Post: WIndows Azure Camp for the IT Pro - UK

    Yes – we’re now looking after the IT Pro with Azure! If you just want to register – go here : If you want more info – have a read of the text below, or go to http://azurecampsuk.azurewebsites.net for the same. Here is a video to give you a feel for what a camp is like.   UK Windows Azure Camps We...
  • Blog Post: Event: Free UK Windows Azure Developer Camps

      Just a reminder that the first of the latest round of free UK Windows Azure Developer Camps kicks off next week in our London Office in Victoria. The Windows Azure Developer Camp will take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having deployed a simple application to the cloud and...
  • Blog Post: Event: Free UK Windows Azure Bootcamp: Online

    We’re going to be running an online version of the popular Windows Azure Bootcamp on the 21st May. We’re very aware that the London and Liverpool bootcamps due to run in Early May are now full so we thought by running a similar, slightly shortened version of the bootcamp through Lync, anybody who didn...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Windows Azure Workshop UK

    In today’s TechDays Online Windows Azure conference, Andy Cross and Richard Conway, both founders of the UK Windows Azure User Group, mentioned the possibility of running an advanced one-day Windows Azure workshop in April 2012. If you are interested in such a workshop – could you leave a comment. We...
  • Blog Post: Video: Phone developers should use the cloud

    When you think about the monetization (awful word!) of apps for the phone, you can narrow it down to either: The app is free – it was fun building it, I don’t want to be rich. The app is paid for and entirely standalone. It doesn’t rely on any service that is firmly rooted in terra firma. The app is...
  • Blog Post: Quick Report on last Friday’s Windows Azure Camp in London

    The really nice thing about the venue, One Drummond Gate, is the breakfast. Not a huge traditional English fry-up; just fruit, yoghurt, pastries, croissant and my favourite, porridge (with no sugar or honey!). …and that’s how the day started for pretty much everybody who wasn’t delayed by the inevitable...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Bootcamp: Complete run-through

    I’ve created a complete run through of everything in the UK bootcamp, all in order. Click the first video, watch, click the second video, watch etc etc from beginning to end. Click the image to go to the complete Bootcamp run-through. Planky – GBR-257
  • Blog Post: UK Windows Azure Bootcamp: SQL Azure – Session 2

    The second session of the bootcamp was SQL Azure. Watch this video before you attempt any of the labs. Windows Azure Bootcamp Session 2: SQL Azure from Steve Plank on Vimeo . Have fun Planky – GBR-257
  • Blog Post: UK Windows Azure Bootcamp: Session 1, Compute and Storage

    Here’s the video of session 1. Windows Azure Bootcamp Session 1 from Steve Plank on Vimeo . Planky – GBR-257
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Bootcamps Labs: SQL Azure Labs 1 to 3

    The second section of the bootcamp deals with SQL Azure. This is not a standalone lab – it builds on what you have already built in Web, Worker and Storage Labs 1 to 4. Refer to the Intro video and the post for Labs 1 to 4 .   UK Windows Azure Bootcamp: SQL Azure Lab 1 from Steve Plank on Vimeo...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Bootcamp Labs Screencasts: Labs 1 to 4

    Here are the first 4 labs in the Web Role, Worker Role and Storage section of the bootcamp. UK Windows Azure Bootcamp: Web, Worker and Storage Lab 1 from Steve Plank on Vimeo .   UK Windows Azure Bootcamp: Web, Worker and Storage, Lab 2 from Steve Plank on Vimeo .   UK Windows Azure Bootcamp...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Bootcamp Labs Screencasts: Intro–What You’ll be Building

    This is just a screencast to show you what the labs instruct you to build.   UK Windows Azure Bootcamp: Labs Intro from Steve Plank on Vimeo .   Planky – GBR-257
  • Blog Post: UK Windows Azure Bootcamp Lab Screencasts: now available online

    The UK ran a series of Windows Azure Bootcamps. Video screencasts of the labs are now available. I’ll divide them up in to Windows Azure labs and SQL Azure labs in the next few posts, plus a labs intro – just to keep everything neatly separated. Planky - GBR-257
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Bootcamp: Links

    Here are all the links to the “other resources” from the bootcamps that ran last Wednesday: Visual Studio Web Express Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (March 2011) Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM - Express with Management Tools Cerebrata Cloud Storage Studio Plankytronixx...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows Azure in-person training (UK)

    There is still time to book on to the free Windows Azure half-day bootcamp running on 4th May at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, England. You can select either morning or afternoon. If you’ve never played with Windows Azure, never written an app, never looked at the architecture or tried to understand...
  • Blog Post: UK Tech Days 2011: Building and deploying applications onto the Windows Azure Platform for cloud computing, 23rd May, repeated on 24th May, London

    This day is about getting you up to speed on why you should be looking at the Windows Azure Platform, what tools and services it offers and how you can start to explore it to create new solutions, migrate elements of existing solutions or integrate with existing systems. Agenda: http://uktechdays.cloudapp...
  • Blog Post: Half-day Windows Azure Bootcamps: Get started with Windows Azure

    If you are a UK developer looking to take advantage of cloud computing, but you haven’t yet taken the plunge, this free half-day of training is the quickest way to get up-to-speed with Microsoft’s offering; Windows Azure. We’ll take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having written...
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