My Week in the Cloud (5)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing.

Windows Azure Platform

I found this nice overview of sessions to follow here (http://blogs.msdn.com/billzack/archive/2010/03/13/windows-azure-platform-training-roadmap.aspx). I’m copying the links from that post.

Level 100 – Basic

After completing the units recommended for this level, you should be able to articulate the Microsoft strategy for the Windows Azure Platform and the value proposition it brings to you.

Windows Azure
Windows Azure Fundamentals (.75h)

Windows Azure AppFabric
Windows Azure Platform: Azure AppFabric Fundamentals (.75h)

SQL Azure
Microsoft SQL Azure Overview  (.75h)


Level 200 – Intermediate

After completing the units recommended for this level, you should be able to describe the architecture of the Windows Azure Platform, have an understanding of its capabilities and limitations, and understand its deployment scenarios and requirements.

Windows Azure
Developing a Windows Azure Application (1h)

Service Bus
Windows Azure Platform: Introducing the Service Bus (.5h)

SQL Azure
Microsoft SQL Azure Overview for Developers (.75h)

In addition:

Download the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (Hands on Labs)

Download the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio

View PDC 2009 Azure videos

Level 300 – Advanced

After completing the units recommended for this level, you should be able to build, deploy and troubleshoot solutions based on the Windows Azure platform.

Windows Azure
Windows Azure Blob & Table Storage (1h)

Windows Azure – Worker Roles and Queue Storage (1h)

Windows Azure AppFabric
Windows Azure Platform: the Access Control Service (.5h)

SQL Azure
Microsoft SQL Azure RDBMS Support (.5h)

SQL Azure Programmability (.5h)

Microsoft SQL Azure tooling (.5h)

SQL Azure Security Model (.5h)

 

Other

Yes, Microsoft and Open Source meet also in the cloud! http://geekcast.fm/archives/cloud-computing-with-windows-azure-cory-fowler-interview/?utm_source=AzureMagic&utm_medium=twitter

Check out AppFabrik LABS: https://portal.appfabriclabs.com
AppFabric Labs is a place for us to preview cool new AppFabric technologies for interested customers. We're very excited about the features we put up on Labs, so we want to get your feedback on them as soon as possible. Labs is a developer preview, not a full commercial release, so there is no formal support or SLA in place.

 

Other Cloud related news

Power of the great cloud providers is that they can go where taxes are low :-) http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/03/18/washington-data-center-tax-break-passes/?utm-source=AzureMagic&utm-medium=twitter

Every Cloud Computer has a Silver Lining
http://blog.kitetail.com/2010/03/14/every-cloud-computer-has-a-silver-lining/?utm_source=AzureMagic&utm_medium=twitter