An updated version of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (179MB) was released end of November. The updates include:

  • Advanced Web and Worker Role NEW LAB! – shows how to use admin mode and startup tasks
  • Connecting Apps with Windows Azure Connect NEW LAB! – shows how to use the new Windows Azure Connect technology
  • Virtual Machine Role NEW LAB! – shows how to get started with VM Role by creating and deploying a VHD
  • Windows Azure Content Delivery Network NEW LAB! – simple introduction to the CDN
  • Introduction to the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus Futures NEW LAB! – shows how to use the new Service Bus features in the AppFabric labs environment
  • Building Windows Azure Apps with Caching Service NEW LAB! – shows how to use the new Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service
  • Introduction to the AppFabric Access Control Service V2 NEW LAB! – shows how to build a simple web application that supports multiple identity providers
  • Introduction to Windows Azure UPDATED! - updated to use the new Windows Azure platform Portal
  • Introduction to SQL Azure UPDATED! - updated to use the new Windows Azure platform Portal

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In the UK we are helping partners build applications for the Windows Azure Platform (and other technologies such as SQL Server 2008 R2) through Microsoft Platform Ready. Sign up for FREE to get access to some great benefits (more on that in a future post). It also really helps us better understand the demand out there which directly impacts how we will plan the next six months of activities around the Windows Azure Platform.