azure-logoLearn Windows Azure at your own pace, in your own time and without travel headaches.

Windows Azure one week pass is provided so you can put Windows Azure and SQL Azure through their paces.

NO credit card required.

You can start Virtual Boot Camp V any time during May 31 and June 7 and work at your own pace.

The Windows Azure virtual boot camp pass is valid from May 31 at 5am PT (8 am ET)  through June 7 at 6pm PT (9 pm ET).

Get Started with Virtual Boot Camp

  1. Request a Windows Azure One Week Pass here – Passes will be given out starting Monday May 31st.
  2. Sign in to the Windows Azure Developer Portal and use the pass to access your Windows Azure account.
    Please note: your Windows Azure application will automatically de-provision at the end of the virtual boot camp on May 10th
    • Since you will have a local copy of your application, you will be able to publish your application package on to Windows Azure after the virtual boot camp should you decide to sign up for a regular Windows Azure account after the Boot Camp.
  3. For USA developers, no-cost phone and email support during and after the Windows Azure virtual boot camp with the Front Runner for Windows Azure program.
    For non-USA developers - sign up for Green Light https://www.isvappcompat.com/global
  4. Startups - get low cost development tools and production licenses with BizSpark - join here
  5. Get the Tools. To get started on the boot camp, download and install these tools:
    1. Download Microsoft Web Platform Installer
    2. Download Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio
  6. Learn about Azure
    • Learn how to put up a simple application on to Windows Azure
    • Take the Windows Azure virtual lab
    • View the series of Web seminars designed to quickly immerse you in the world of the Windows Azure Platform
    • Why Windows Azure - learn why Azure is a great cloud computing platform with these fun videos
  7. Dig Deeper into Windows Azure

About Windows Azure Platform

The Windows Azure platform offers a flexible, familiar environment for developers to create cloud applications and services. With Windows Azure, you can shorten your time to market and adapt as demand for your service grows.

To get started learning about Windows Azure, see


Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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