Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October 2011 Update

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October 2011 Update now ready to download. Last month I attended a Windows Azure University held at Microsoft Philippines HQ. I’m so very blessed the training 100% free.


Download-Windows-Azure-Platform-Training-Kit-October-2011-UpdateThe Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric.


The October 2011 update of the training kit includes the following updates:

  • [New Hands-On Lab] SQL Azure Data-tier Applications
  • [New Hands-On Lab] SQL Azure Data Sync
  • [New Hands-On Lab] SQL Azure Federations
  • [New Demo] Provisioning Logical Servers using Cmdlets Demo
  • [New Demo] Parallel Computing on Azure – Travelling Salesman Demo
  • [Updated] SQL Azure Labs and Demos with the new portal and tooling experience
  • Applied several minor fixes in content


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    Azure University


    WHAT : Azure University – MS Events PH
    WHEN : August 16, 2011 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Microsoft Philippines, 16F 6750 Ayala Office Tower,
    6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

    This workshop intends to help System Integrators, ISVs and developers, explore the elements of a Windows Azure Service, Storage,
    Web and Worker roles. The session will cover developing for SQL Azure and how to maximize this technology. This course is ideal for those who want to jump start Windows Azure cloud application development, but are not quite sure how and where to start.

      • Understand the benefits of Windows Azure as a cloud platform.
      • Understand what is involved in building and deploying Windows Azure applications
      • Understand the compute and storage capabilities
    Course Outline:
    What is Windows Azure?
         > Overview: Compute, Storage, Service Architecture
         > Demo (Hands-on-Lab):   My First Service
         > Building Services Using Windows Azure
         > Introduction to SQL Azure
         > Developing for SQL Azure
    Storage: Blobs, Queues, Tables
    Service Management
         > Demo (Hands-on-Lab): Deploying Services
    • Should at least have intermediate knowledge in C# or Visual Basic 
    • To get yourself prepared for this session, please Sign up for a FREE Azure Platform Pass account  ;Promo Code: CLOUDSCHOOL1

    Visit to know how to register.

    Thanks to MPN Philippines for sharing.

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    The next version of wind8ws OS

    Windows8logoEven in the Philippines this is the most gossip topic when it comes on information technologies, aside on cloud computing, windows 8 operating system by Microsoft is very hot on topic today.

    So I researched so information on Windows 8. the article below is credit to Wikipedia.



    About Windows 8

    Windows 8 is the codename for an upcoming version of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center PCs.

    The main feature that was shown is the extensively redesigned user interface, optimized for touch as well as use with mice and keyboards. The Start menu is replaced by the new "Start screen", which includes live application tiles. The user can return to the regular desktop by choosing the "Desktop" application, and go back to the start screen by using the start button. Certain tablet computers can use a menu button to switch between the two modes. Examples of applications on the Start screen include a weather application, Windows Store, Investments, RSS news feeds, user’s Personal Page, and user’s Windows Live Account. The new interface is primarily designed for 16:9 screen resolution, with 1366×768 and larger screens able to display two Windows 8 applications using "Snap". 1024×768 screens can display one Windows 8 application in full-screen, and 1024×600 screens can only use the traditional Windows desktop.

    Mike Angiulo confirmed at Computex 2011 that Windows 8 will use OEM Activation 3.0 instead of Windows 7 OEM Activation 2.1, which will make it less prone to cracks.

    Windows 8 has a new developer platform according to Microsoft Vice President Julie Larson-Green, who described a new weather application and said that the application uses "our new developer platform, which is…based on HTML5 and JavaScript."

    Microsoft has confirmed that the system requirements for Windows 8 will be the same as or lower than those of Windows 7


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