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Windows Azure Platform – Free One day Accelerated Training Workshop for Partners – February 2010

Windows Azure Platform – Free One day Accelerated Training Workshop for Partners – February 2010

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Microsoft Limited are offering partners a limited number of free places at an intensive one-day instructor-led workshop provides delegates with an early opportunity to gain an insight into the nature and benefits of the Windows Azure Platform.

Windows Azure Platform

Delivered through workshop style presentations the workshop will focus on three key services – Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services. The Windows Azure Platform is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centres, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together. Azure’s flexible and interoperable platform can be used to build new applications to run from the cloud or enhance existing applications with cloud-based capabilities.

For more information about the Microsoft Azure platform, visit


This workshop is aimed at software developers with at least 6 months practical experience using Visual Studio and C# that have an interest in developing applications in the Windows Azure Platform.

Workshop Outline

· Module 1: Windows Azure Platform overviewimage

· Module 2: Introduction to Windows Azure

· Module 3: Building services using Windows Azure

· Module 4: Windows Azure storage

· Module 5: Building applications using SQL Azure

· Module 6: Introduction to .NET Services

· Module 7: Building applications using the .NET Service Bus

At the end of the one-day workshop delegates will get access to self-study hands-on labs and also have the opportunity to ask questions to subject matter experts via a Live Meeting session on Friday 26th February.

Workshop Schedules & Booking

Tuesday 23rd February – Reading 

Wednesday 24th February – Reading 

Thursday 25th February – Edinburgh 


Friday 26th February 2010 – Azure On-Line Lab Day

This type of workshop would normally be run with labs, but in order to pack the workshop into a single day, the labs are available for attendees to download and go through in their own time. However, as many delegates benefit from access to an instructor when going through the labs, to sort our problems and answer questions, there is a special Azure On-Line Lab Day on Friday 26th February 2010 where the workshop instructor will be available on-line to help. the agenda for that day is:

10.00 - 10.45 : General Windows Azure overview questions, and any questions about general setting up for the lab, etc

11.00 - 11.45 : Windows Azure hosted services labs

12.00 - 12.45 : Windows azure storage accounts labs

13.15 - 14.00 : SQL Azure labs

14.15 - 15.00 : AppFabric labs

You will need to download “Windows Azure Platform Training Kit” to do the labs from

The invite to join the Live Meeting in the 26th Feb -;gruu;opaque=app:conf:focus:id:5b8633337ab8441dad4dff3f19072817?conf-key=3805

Make sure the Office Live Meeting client is installed before the meeting -

You can use the audio on your PC, or to join from your phone, dial in using the following information: Phone: 0118 909 3000, Conference ID: 6366 1373


if you have any enquires about the event, please email

  • Thanks! See you there.

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