Windows Azure Training Kit - December 2012 Update

Presentations

The Windows Azure Training Kit includes 28 PowerPoint presentations that you can be used to learn more about Windows Azure features. These presentations can also be used to present at foundation training workshops, conferences, and user group events. Simply click on the links below to view the presentations.

Windows Azure

  • Windows Azure Overview

    This presentation provides an overview of the Windows Azure. After this presentation you will understand the key concepts and how to get started using Windows Azure. The additional presentations in the Windows Azure Training Kit drill into key features and services.

Web Sites

  • Windows Azure Web Sites

    Windows Azure Web Sites is a simple and powerful hosting platform that allows developers to easily build and rapidly deploy web applications on Windows Azure using their favorite languages, frameworks, and tools. This presentation explains how you can use this new technology to build, deploy, and run everything from classic ASP sites to modern ASP.NET MVC 4 web applications using both new and familiar tools including Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, and WebMatrix.

Virtual Machines

  • Windows Azure Overview for IT Professionals

    This presentation provides an overview of Windows Azure for IT Professionals. After this presentation you will understand the key concepts and how to get started using Windows Azure. The additional presentations in this training kit will drill into key features and services.
  • Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    Comprehensive presentation that introduces the technical concepts and business value of Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks
  • Windows Azure Virtual Networks

    Presentation focused on Windows Azure Networking capabilities including Virtual Networks.
  • Windows Azure Migrating Applications and Workloads

    Migration application patterns and walks through for moving workloads from on-premises to the cloud with IaaS.
  • Automating Virtual Machine Management with PowerShell

    Introduction to using the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets to manage and automate virtual machines and virtual networks.
  • Building Applications with IaaS and PaaS in Windows Azure

    Application Patterns for connecting web and worker roles (PaaS) with Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS)
  • Deploying Active Directory in Windows Azure

    Understanding how and when to deploy Active Directory within Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows Azure Migrating SQL Server Workloads

    Understanding how and when to deploy SQL Server within Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Deploying SharePoint Farms on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    Understanding how to deploy SharePoint on Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows Azure Linux Virtual Machines

    Deep dive understanding of running Linux Virtual Machines within Windows Azure.

Cloud Services

  • Windows Azure Cloud Services

    This presentation covers the basic concepts of Windows Azure Cloud Services such as roles, instances and configuration.
  • Windows Azure Application Lifecycle

    This presentation details the Application Lifecycle Management in the Windows Azure. Managing services, upgrading, deploying, and maintaining services are described in this deck.

Building Block Services

  • Introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database

    This presentation provides a high-level overview of Windows Azure SQL Databases from a developer perspective.
  • Windows Azure Storage

    This presentation covers the Windows Azure storage services. Blobs, tables, queues, drives, and the CDN are discussed in this presentation.
  • Windows Azure Service Bus

    This presentation provides an introduction to Windows Azure Service Bus.
  • Introduction to Big Data and Hadoop on Windows Azure

    In this presentation you'll better understand the role of Big Data in the cloud and how Windows Azure & Hadoop work together.
  • Identity and Access Control

    This presentation provides an overview of the claims-based identity approach to identity and access control for cloud applications. Windows Identity Foundation and Access Control service are discussed.
  • Windows Azure SQL Data Sync

    This presentation provides a detailed look at Windows Azure SQL Data Sync, including architecture, synchronization scenarios, and Best Practices for applying Data Sync in your Azure environment.
  • Migrating to Windows Azure SQL Database

    This presentation provides a detailed look at options for migrating an on-premises database to SQL Database, with a main focus on the Import / Export service and DAC Framework.
  • Windows Azure SQL Federations

    Advanced presentation discussing architecture, technical concepts and scenarios for Windows Azure SQL Federation.
  • Windows Azure SQL Reporting

    Advanced presentation discussing architecture, Features and scenarios for Windows Azure SQL Reporting.
  • Building Scalable, Global and Highly Available Web Apps

    This presentation covers common techniques for designing and building highly available and scalable web applications using Windows Azure. You will learn about features provided by Windows Azure for fault tolerance, fail over, and non-disruptive upgrades. You will also learn how to configure additional services including caching, the Content Delivery Network, and Traffic Manager.

Application Scenarios

  • Delivering Notifications with Windows Azure

    In this presentation you'll learn about Windows 8 live tiles, the Windows Push Notification Service, and how to enable push notifications from your services running in Windows Azure.
  • 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 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 Connected Windows 8 Apps with Windows Azure Mobile Services

    The best Windows 8 apps are connected to the cloud. In this presentation you will see how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services to add structured storage, integrated authentication and even Push Notifications to your Windows 8 Store app in minutes.