Take what you’ve seen and learned here at Tech•Ed and put it to work with your own hands. Visit the Windows Azure Boot Camp and let us set you up with all of the bits and tools you need to start rocking in the cloud, and walk through deploying your first cloud application. Bring your application, build one with us, or deploy a sample application we have ready to go. All you need to bring is your laptop and we take care of the rest. While you’re at the Windows Azure Boot Camp, we can also discuss your applications back at work, and how they might fit into the cloud. We can even teach you how to talk about the cloud with management. We supply a free, temporary Azure account for you to play with! Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.
What you need to bring:
A computer or laptop running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, or Windows Vista Service Pack 2.
We will have the following bits on USB drives to install onsite and get you up and running:
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (free), Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1, or Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1*
• SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (or above) (this is usually installed with Visual Studio)
• Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio
• AppFabric SDK
• Windows Azure Platform Training Kit
*If you use Express Edition you should update to the Visual Studio 2010 free trial, to ensure you are able to complete all of the labs.
For more information, check out this course on Microsoft Virtual Academy: