A refreshed flavor of Microsoft’s Windows Azure Training Kit is now available for download for all developers interested in leveraging the capabilities of this platform.
The Windows Azure Training Kit was made available for download as a comprehensive set of technical content aimed at offering help to those who want to learn how to use Windows Azure.
It comes with a variety of hands-on labs and presentations that shed some light on the latest Windows Azure features and services.
The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure
Training Kit was made available for download with over 42 hands-on labs and 18 presentations inside.
Devs downloading the package will receive access to 12 new hands-on labs for Windows Azure Virtual Machines, as well as to 11 new hands-on labs for Windows Azure Web Sites.
Moreover, there are 2 new hands-on labs aimed at demonstrating Windows Azure with Windows 8 Metro-style applications, and a series of new hands-on labs for Node.js and PHP using Mac OS X.
The Windows Azure Training Kit – June 2012 also comes with updated content for the latest Windows Azure SDKs, tools, and new Windows Azure Management Portal, Microsoft announced.
At the same time, there are new and updated presentations designed to support individual sessions to a full 3-day-training workshops included in the latest version of the training kit.
“The Windows Azure Training Kit - June 2012 update includes technical content that can be used on Windows 7, Windows 8, or Mac OS X. The Windows and .NET hands-on labs are designed for use with either Visual Studio 2010 or the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate,” Microsoft notes.
“After installing the trainining kit, please refer to the setup instructions and prerequisites for each individual hands-on lab for more details.”
Developers can either download the entire package of the Training Kit, or can choose to download the web installer, which allows them to get only the specific hands-on labs and presentations that they need.
Download Windows Azure Training Kit - June 2012