Refresh of Azure SDK and Tools for Visual Studio announced!

If you are already getting your hands dirty with Azure stuff this announcement on their blog is stuff worthy of a toast! A new refresh of the Azure SDK and Azure tools for Visual Studio was announced. Go get em!

Download the Windows Azure SDK - CTP January 2009

Download the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio - CTP January 2009

And, if you are looking for some free training's to get started on writing applications on the Azure platform, be sure to sign up for an upcoming MSDN Event near you - www.msdnevents.com

Here's What we'll be covering:

SESSION 1 | Demystifying Azure: An Overview of the Azure Services Platform for Developers

The Azure™ Services Platform (Azure) is an Internet-scale cloud services platform with an operating system and developer services set that can be used individually or together. Hosted in Microsoft data centers, Azure’s flexible and interoperable platform can help you build new applications to run from the cloud or to enhance existing applications with cloud-based capabilities. With open architecture, Azure gives developers the ability to build Web applications, and applications running on connected devices, PCs, servers, and hybrid solutions that offer the best of online and on-premises functionality. Confused about the Azure hype? Come discover and demystify the Azure concepts, and see demos of Azure in action with a variety of services.

By attending this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to build new cloud-based applications
  • How Azure equips you to build Web, connected, PC, server and hybrid solutions
  • Azure interaction with data services

Need more? Attend a Azure User Group near you... http://www.azureusergroup.com/ 

 

Finally, if you are interested in a learning more about Azure and attending a FREE one day event focused on Azure for Developers write me a note.

-Mithun Dhar