If you learn best by doing, here's how to get started with the PDC Azure tools without signing up for Azure or buying any software. 

This will provide you the scaffolding you need to build more interesting Azure programs.

If you are an Architect, this will give you a "hands-on" feel for Azure.

Notes:

  • All you need is Windows
  • No Azure token required
  • Warm up your skills using the Azure Simulation Environment
  • No purchase of Visual Studio required

Read the full post on Kevin Boyle’s blog.