If you've been thinking about the cloud and want to find out how to get started, there's a special Windows Azure event scheduled for tomorrow - December 13th.   At this event you'll learn how to quickly get started building applications for the cloud using the latest Windows Azure SDKs, Tools, and Services.  There'll be presentations delivered by senior Microsoft technical leaders including Scott, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich!   The entire event will also be streamed LIVE on Channel9 so anyone can watch online.  

The Learn Windows Azure event will start at 9 a.m. (PST) on December 13th.   Here's the full agenda:

  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Getting Started with Windows Azure

Learn how to get startedbuilding applications for Windows Azure with the Windows Azure SDK & Toolsfrom Microsoft Corporate VP Scott Guthrie. 

  • 10:45 – 12 p.m. – Cloud Data & Storage

Join Microsoft Technical Fellow Dave Campbell and learn how to use SQL Azure and Windows Azure storage services in your cloud applications.  

  • 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. – Channel9 Cloud Cover Show Live

Join Steve Marx and Wade Wegner for this special live edition to see some fresh Windows Azure demos and hear answers to common Windows Azure questions.

  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Developing Windows Azure Applications with Visual Studio

In this session, Jay Schmelzer will show you how to use Visual Studio to its full potential to develop, debug, and deploy cloud applications. 

  • 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. – Building Scalable Cloud Applications

Do you want to build applications that are highly scalable, loosely coupled, and highly available?  Then tune in for this session to learn about key Windows Azure services and patterns from David Aiken.

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Expert Panel Q&A featuring Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich! 

Submit your questions over Twitter with the #WindowsAzure hashtag and have them answered live during the event by senior Microsoft engineering leaders.

Between the sessions there'll be interviews with several individuals from the Windows Azure engineering teams including Glenn Block, Vittorio Bertocci, Clemens Vasters, Cihan Biyikoglu, and several more.  All of these interviews and additional pre-recorded sessions will be available on Channel9 on the 13th.