Windows Azure Training Kit - December 2012 Update


The Windows Azure Training Kit includes 9 PowerPoint presentations that are used for Windows Azure DevCamp events. Simply click on the links below to view the presentations.

Windows Azure

  • Windows Azure DevCamps Keynote

    In the first presentation you will learn how to quickly get started building cloud applications using several of the exciting new Windows Azure features and services provided with the June 2012 Windows Azure update. You will see a parade of demos showing how these new services can be used in a variety of scenarios.

Web Sites

  • Windows Azure Web Sites

    Windows Azure Web Sites is a simple, yet powerful platform for web applications in the cloud. In this session you will see how you can build and deploy everything from Wordpress blogs to high-scale web applications using your favorite languages, frameworks, and tools.

Virtual Machines

  • Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    Windows Azure provides a simple and flexible model for migrating and extending applications through direct access to Virtual Machines. In this session you will learn how to provision and customize Windows Azure Virtual Machines and configure Virtual Network connectivity to migrate, build, and connect applications.

Cloud Services

  • Windows Azure Cloud and Application Services

    In this presentation, you will learn how to build and deploy powerful and scalable applications using Windows Azure Cloud Services. You will see several exciting new features such as TFS integration and co-located cache. Finally, you will also be introduced to several application services such as the Windows Azure Service Bus and Access Control Services.

Building Block Services

  • Windows Azure Storage and Database

    Every application needs to store and manage data. In this session, you will get a firsthand look at the complete set of scalable and highly available data services including Windows Azure Storage and SQL Databases. You’ll see how you can effectively use these services to build, migrate, and extend data-centric applications in the cloud while using familiar tools.

Application Scenarios

  • Building Connected Windows 8 Apps with Windows Azure Web Sites

    Are you building a connected Windows 8 app? This session will introduce you to Windows Azure and demonstrate how you can build connected experiences for your Windows 8 apps. After walking the through the fundamentals of both platforms we will take a deep dive as I demonstrate how you can use Windows Azure to support common geo-location, multimedia, data and push notification scenarios. At the end of this session, you will be empowered to begin building and deploying your own Windows 8 client applications that are powered by Windows Azure Web Sites.
  • Building Device and Cloud Applications

    This presentation describes how to build device applications with Windows Azure. Various architectural patterns specific to devices and cloud are covered, including: storage, identity, communications, services, and tools.
  • Building iOS and Android apps with Windows Azure

    This presentation describes how to build iOS and Android applications with Windows Azure.
  • Building Connected Windows 8 Apps with Windows Azure Mobile Services

    The best apps need cloud services. Join this session to see how you can leverage Visual Studio 2012 and the new functionality in Windows Azure to add structured storage, integrated authentication and even Push Notifications in literally minutes to your Windows 8 Store app.