In this workshop, you will explore Windows Azure's infrastructure options – Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, and Websites. Through comparing and contrasting the options, you will walk away from the workshop better equipped to choose the right option for different solutions.
In order to get the most out of this workshop, you'll need to set yourself up with a Windows Azure subscription. If you don't already have a Windows Azure subscription, see below to learn more about your options to trial Windows Azure for free. You will also need to download the Windows Azure Training Kit and tools.
Windows Azure Subscription
To get the most out of what is presented in this workshop, please activate a Windows Azure Trial Subscription using one of the three options outlined below. The Windows Azure Trial Subscription will allow you to deploy websites, virtual machines, create highly scalable applications in a rich PaaS environment and create a backed for your Windows 8 client app in minutes. It will also help you follow along during the hands-on labs!
Windows Azure Training Kit
The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs and presentations that are designed to help you learn how to use the latest Windows Azure features and services. These workshops will make use of the Windows Azure Training Kit.
Windows Azure Tools
Windows Azure is an open cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework.
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