The Windows Azure Training Kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that use Windows Azure.
What is Windows Azure?
The Windows Azure is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together. Windows Azure’s flexible and interoperable platform can be used to build new applications to run from the cloud or enhance existing applications with cloud-based capabilities.
Get the Training Kit
Get the source code from GitHub
Download the specific content you want
Download the entire training kit
The Windows Azure Training Kit is available in two formats: a full package and the web installer.
- Windows Azure Training Kit – Full Package (WATK-December2012.exe)
The full package enables you to download all of the hands-on labs and presentations to your local machine. To use the full package, simply download and run the WATK-December2012.exe. This file is a self-extracting executable that will extract all of the training kit files to the directory you specify. After the content is extracted, the starting page for the training kit will be displayed in your default browser. You can then browse through the individual hands-on labs, demos, and presentations.
- Windows Azure Training Kit – Web Installer (WATK-WebInstaller.exe)
The Web Installer allows you to select and download just the specific hands-on labs and presentations that you need. The Web Installer is a much smaller download so it is recommended in situations where you cannot download the full package. To use the Web Installer, simply download and run WATK-WebInstaller.exe. The Web Installer will then display a list of the content in the training kit. You can then select the hands-on labs and presentations to download. After selecting the content proceed through the steps in the application to download the files to the directory that you specify.
- Windows Azure Training Kit on GitHub
In addition to downloading the training kit contents, you can also browse through the content, report any issues with the content, and make your own contributions on GitHub. You can find the training kit content on GitHub at http://windowsazure-trainingkit.github.com
Contribute to the Training Kit
In addition to downloading all the source you can make contributions! Please see GitHub section How to send pull requests and the Windows Azure Contribution Guidelines for more information about contributing to projects.