Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Some random Azure news…

Windows Azure Training Kit

Last week Microsoft released the August 2012 version of the Windows Azure Training Kit. The update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes 41 hands-on labs and 35 presentations.

Some of the updates in this version include:

  • Added 7 presentations specifically designed for the Windows Azure DevCamps
  • Added 4 presentations for Windows Azure SQL Database, SQL Federation, Reporting, and Data Sync
  • Added presentation on Security & Identity
  • Added presentation on Building Scalable, Global, and Highly Available Web Apps
  • Several hands-on lab bug fixes
  • Added the Windows Azure DevCamp 1-day event agenda
  • Updated Windows Azure Foundation Training Workshop 3-day event agenda

Azure Storage Explorer 5 Preview 1

I also noticed that a new version of the Azure Storage Explorer is available. Azure Storage Explorer is a useful GUI tool for inspecting and altering the data in your Windows Azure Storage storage projects including the logs of your cloud-hosted applications. A must have for every Azure developer!

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