Windows Azure Free Training Videos

If you have been looking out to get some free training on windows azure, then this post is for you. The Windows Azure Jump Start video series is for all architects and developers interested in designing, developing and delivering cloud-based applications leveraging the Windows Azure Platform. Here are the contents of this 12-hour free windows azure video series which can be viewed online or downloaded in WMV, Mp4 or Mp3 format.

Session 01: Windows Azure Overview - This session provides an engaging overview of why the Cloud is such a popular choice for applications, and how the Windows Azure Platform is the best alternative for you and your team.

Session 02: Introduction to Compute - This session deals with options for sensitive data, considerations from a legal and regulatory perspective, and the availability of Cloud resources.

Session 03: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 1 - This is Part 1 of a two-part section and covers the following components of the Application Life Cycle: Design, Development, and Deployment.

Session 04: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 2 - This is Part 2 of a two-part section and covers the following components of the Application Life Cycle: Testing, Management, Scale and Upgrade.

Session 05: Windows Azure Storage, Part 1 - This is Part 1 of a two-part section and covers the following options for storage as well as ways to access storage when leveraging the Windows Azure Platform: Non-Relational Storage, Relational SQL Azure Storage, Blobs, Drives, RESTful web services, and Content Delivery Networks (CDN).

Session 06: Windows Azure Storage, Part 2 - This is Part 2 of a two-part section and covers the following options for storage as well as ways to access storage when leveraging the Windows Azure Platform: Queues, Tables, RESTful web services.

Session 07: Introduction to SQL Azure – This session provides an introduction to SQL Azure, including Motivation, Architecture, Working with SQL Azure and Sync.

Session 08: Windows Azure Diagnostics - This session walks users through how to perform diagnostics in the Cloud. It covers the Diagnostics Monitor, ways to collect diagnostics data, persisting data in Windows Azure Storage and common usage scenarios.

Session 09: Windows Azure Security, Part 1 - This is Part 1 of a two-part section and walks users through options for Security in the Cloud. It covers the advantages and disadvantages of Role base Identity vs. Claim based Identity and Windows Identity Framework (WIF).

Session 10: Windows Azure Security, Part 2 - This is Part 2 of a two-part section and walks users through options for Security in the Cloud. It covers Access Control Service (ACS) and Shared Access Signatures.

Session 11: Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 1 - This is Part 1 of a two-part section and helps learners understand how to ensure appropriate scalability, caching and elasticity into their applications using the Windows Azure Platform. Achieving linear scale, scaling up vs. scaling out, and choosing VM sizes are covered.

Session 12: Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 2, and Q&A - This is Part 2 of a two-part section and also includes some Q&A discussion covering various aspects of content from the entire course. Approaches to caching and cache storage, as well as the automation of scaling are among the topics covered



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Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

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