Microsoft Course - Windows Azure Platform - Accelerated Training Workshop — A 2 day course

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Course Synopsis

This two-day intensive instructor-led workshop provides delegates with an early opportunity to gain insight into the nature and benefits of the Windows Azure Platform. Delivered through workshop style presentations and hands-on lab exercises, the workshop will focus on three key services - Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services. The Windows Azure Platform is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centres, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together. Azure's flexible and interoperable platform can be used to build new applications to run from the cloud or enhance existing applications with cloud-based capabilities. Microsoft SQL Azure extends the capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server into the cloud as a Web-based, distributed relational database. It provides Web services that enable relational queries, search, and data synchronization with mobile users, remote offices and business partners. It can store and retrieve structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. Microsoft .NET Services make developing loosely coupled cloud-based applications easier; .NET Services includes access control to help secure your applications, as well as a service bus for communicating across applications and services. These hosted services allow you to easily create federated applications that span from on-premises environments to the cloud.

Course Objectives

At the end of the workshop delegates will:

Intended Audience

This course is aimed at software developers.

Course Prerequisites

At least 6 months practical experience using Visual Studio 2008, C# and familiarity with Virtual PC 2007 or Windows Virtual PC.


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Outline Course Contents

Windows Azure Platform overview

Introduction to Windows Azure

Building services using Windows Azure

Windows Azure storage

Building applications using SQL Azure

Introduction to .NET Services

Building applications using the .NET Service Bus