What’s New in the Windows Azure Platform

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Today, there is a lot of hype about the cloud. In this session we’ll cut through the hype and buzzwords and give you a practical introduction to the Windows Azure Platform. You’ll see several demos of common scenarios so you can understand how to start using the cloud today with your web applications. You will also learn about the new features and services that have been released in the last year and will be announced in the keynote.

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      Jennifer Ritzinger

      Windows Azure Platform Training Kit
      • April 2011 Update
      – New HOL for Windows Azure Traffic Manager
      – New HOL for SQL Azure Reporting
      – New HOL for Windows Phone 7 and the Access Control Service
      – Updated HOLs for Windows Azure Connect & CDN Refresh, ACS 2.0
      • http://bit.ly/WAPTrainingKit
      Windows Azure Accelerator for Umbraco
      • Includes source, setup scripts, and documentation
      • Available on CodePlex: http://bit.ly/WAAUmbraco
      • New section on the Umbraco site: http://umbraco.com/azure
      • Also released ACS Extensions
      Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7
      • Project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure
      • Class libraries for Windows Azure storage and membership services optimized for use on the phone
      • Added push notification support & bug fixes
      • Available on CodePlex: http://watoolkitwp7.codeplex.com

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