New February version of the Azure services training kit is now available

David Aiken just announced that they have released the latest revision of their Azure training kit. If you are getting started with Azure then this is definitely what you’ll want to download to help you get started with it.

From the download notes:

The Azure Services 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 Azure Services Platform. The February release includes the following updates:

19 demo scripts that walkthrough several of the services
10 presentations covering the entire Azure Services Platform
3 additional hands-on labs for Live Services

This technical content covers services including: Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services.

The download is available here

By David Burela

Windows Azure beginner starting links

I’m compiling a list of good blogs/articles that i find to help anyone that is beginning with windows Azure get up to speed.



Visual Studio development

Screencast of how to use azure tools

Quick lap around VS2008 azure tools (very nice)

Service project vs. Role project

Development fabric & storage integration


Azure training kit

Degugging storage

Integrating LiveID/AD into Azure projects

New role templates

Enabling Windows live tools in Visual studio

F# worker role


Azure management tools

Live services poster


Azure services platform

Azure blobs

Azure Tables

By David Burela