Windows Azure Training Kit - December 2012 Update

Hands-on Labs - Scenario

The Windows Azure Training Kit includes step-by-step hands-on labs designed to help you learn key Windows Azure features and services. Below, you can browse through the list of hands-on lab designed for different scenarios with Windows Azure. To get started with a hands-on lab, simply install the necessary prerequisites and follow the setup procedures described for each lab.

Virtual Machines

  • Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    In this hands-on lab you will learn how to deploy a simple ASP.NET MVC 4 Web application to a Web server hosted in Windows Azure, using SQL Server and configuring load balancing.
  • Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines (Linux)

    In this hands-on lab you will learn how to use the Windows Azure IaaS platform to provision Linux based VMs in the cloud and manage it remotely.
  • Understanding Virtual Machine Imaging with Capture

    In this hands-on lab you will walk through creating a new virtual machine that is customized to be remotely manageable via PowerShell. You will then learn how to generalize it and save it is an image so that all new virtual machines provisioned from it will be remotely manageable by default.
  • Understanding Virtual Machine Imaging with Capture (PowerShell)

    In this hands-on lab you will walk through creating a customized virtual machine that is customized to be remotely manageable via PowerShell. You will then learn how to generalize it and save it is an image so that all new virtual machines provisioned from it will be remotely manageable by default.
  • Deploying Active Directory in Windows Azure

    In this hands-on lab you will walk through the steps necessary to deploy a stand-alone domain in the cloud using Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks
  • Deploying Active Directory in Windows Azure (PowerShell)

    In this Hands-on lab you will walk through the steps necessary to deploy a stand-alone domain in the cloud using Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks using PowerShell.
  • Configuring SQL Server 2012 Server for SharePoint in Windows Azure

    In this hands-on lab you will learn how to create and configure a SQL Server 2012 Server for a SharePoint Farm Deployment.
  • Creating and configuring SQL Server 2012 Database in an Azure VM

    In this hands-on lab you will learn how to create and configure a SQL Server 2012 instance in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine.
  • Deploying a SharePoint Farm with Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    In this hands-on lab you will learn how to create a SharePoint farm configuring the Active Directory and using a single SQL Server database.
  • Managing Virtual Machines with the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

    In this hands-on lab you will understand the capabilities of automating the deployment and management of virtual machines in Windows Azure.

Building Block Services

  • Running Hadoop Jobs on Windows Azure

    The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of Big Data sets across clusters of computers using a simple programming model called Map Reduce. This lab gets you hands-on experience with the Developer Preview for the Apache Hadoop-based Services for Windows Azure. The exercises cover cluster deployment, running classic Map Reduce jobs, working with external data, and visualizing results from Microsoft Excel.