Free 3-Day Windows Azure Training in San Francisco


I would like to invite you or the appropriate developer resource within your organization to a Free 3-Day Windows Azure platform instructor led training. The training will be held in the Microsoft San Francisco office on June 7-9. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Windows Azure platform and I hope that you can attend. Seating is limited.

Please bring your notebook computer – see system/software requirements below

Windows Azure Platform - Training Workshop

Abstract The Microsoft Developer & Platform is pleased to announce a Metro Workshop event focused on Developers covering the Windows Azure Platform, for Microsoft partners and customers. Delivered through workshop style presentations and hands-on lab exercises, the workshop will focus on three key services of the Windows Azure Platform – Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services.


Attendee Prerequisites

This workshop is aimed at developers, architects and systems designers with at least 6 months practical experience using Visual Studio 2008 and C#.



Day 1 Introductory Day

Windows Azure Platform Overview                                          Presentation

Windows Azure Compute                                                           Presentation

Windows Azure Storage                                                              Presentation

Intro to Windows Azure                                                              Hands-on Lab

Intro to SQL Azure                                                                        Presentation

Lab Intro to SQL Azure                                                                Hands-on Lab

Intro to the Windows Azure AppFabric                                    Presentation

Intro to AppFabric Labs                                                               Hands-on Lab


Day 2 Architecture Focus

Scalability, Caching and Elasticity                                             Presentation

Asynchronous Workloads                                                           Presentation

Asynchronous Work and Azure Instance Control                  Hands-on Lab

Storage Strategies and Data Modeling                                    Presentation

Exploring Windows Azure Storage                                            Hands-on Lab


Day 3 Development Focus

The Azure Platform Application Lifecycle                               Presentation

Deploying Applications in Windows Azure                              Hands-on Lab

Windows Azure Diagnostics                                                       Presentation

Building ASP.NET Applications for Windows Azure               Presentation

Building Web Forms/MVC Apps with Windows Azure          Hands-on Lab

AppFabric Deep Dive                                                                    Presentation

Service Remoting with Windows AppFabric Service Bus      Hands-on Lab


Fees This event is free of charge. However, delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided for session days.


System Requirements: Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7;Windows Server 2008;Windows Server 2008 R2

Please Download prior to class:

Visual Studio 2010 – Download Trial Here

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit - April 2011 release has the following system requirements.

· .NET Framework 4.0

· Visual Studio 2010


· Windows Powershell

· Microsoft Internet Information Server 7

· Windows Azure SDK 1.4

· Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.3

· Windows Azure platform AppFabric SDK V1.0 - October Update

· Windows Azure platform AppFabric SDK V2.0 CTP - February Update

· Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 (or later)

· SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Express Edition

· Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation Runtime

· Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation SDK


Register today!


Date: 6/7/11-6/9/11


Time: 9am-5pm PST



Microsoft San Francisco

835 Market St. Suite 700

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Language: English


Audience: Developers, Architects and Systems Designers


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