New Platform Training Kit, Updated Service Bus Features and Reduced Storage Price

A bunch of fresh announcements came out – some technical, one on the pricing side:

  • The Updated October Release for the Platform Training Kit is out – get it here: October Platform Training Kit
  • Service Bus has received a long awaited feature of load-balancing across endpoint listeners. Great for high availability, more information in this great article by Sam Vanhoutte.
  • The base price for Windows Azure Storage (Tables and Blobs) has been reduced and additional discounts have been published. The official announcement with all the details is here.

So, grab the updated Training Kit (which includes some new demos and labs for SQL Azure Federation and Data Sync, amongst other things) and take advantage of the new features and pricing!