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Windows Azure Training Kit June 2012 Update is now available. The June 2012 update includes 42 step-by-step hands-on labs and 20 presentations covering the new Windows Azure features. Some of the highlights of this update include:
Several new features in Windows Azure make it easier to move your existing apps to the cloud.
Updates to existing services, include:
For more information, see www.windowsazure.com and Cloud Virtual Pressroom.
You can download the June Windows Azure training kit from the download center http://bit.ly/WATKJune2012
Just like past releases, the full training kit package (213MB) is a self-extracting exe that will unpack all of the hands-on labs and presentations to your local machine. You can then browse through the hands-on labs as HTML or the PowerPoint presentations locally. Alternatively, you can download the Training Kit Web Installer (2.4MB) and selectively choose individual hands-on labs or presentations.
For those of you who have used the Windows Azure Training Kit in the past, you will notice several changes we’ve made in the full package:
The Web Installer experience has also been updated. Based on feedback we have changed the behavior of the Web Installer so that no content is selected by default. Users can now select the content they want to install.
The training kit content is also available on GitHub at https://github.com/WindowsAzure-TrainingKit or through the GitHub pages here. All of the hands-on labs included in the kit are written in a simple Markdown format, so they can be viewed on GitHub.com and easily changed directly through GitHub. This will also enable several of field evangelists and community insiders to contribute, improve, or localize the content.
Finally, if you encounter any issues with the content, you can simply click on a link in the hands-on lab and log the issues in GitHub.
Bruce D. Kyle Technical Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation