The Windows Azure Technical Evangelism team have been busy bees lately and we want to share with you what they’ve been working on. As you know we release the Windows Azure Training Kit on a regular cadence, so I’m pleased to announce the Windows Azure Training Kit October 2012 Release.
This update of the training kit includes 47 hands-on labs, 24 demos and 38 presentations designed to help you learn how to build applications that use Windows Azure services, including updated hands-on labs to use the latest version of Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8, new demos and presentations.
Updated Presentations With Speaker Notes
Your voices were heard loud and clear! I am excited to announce Speaker Notes have been added to a the majority of the content we have available. Find the new updated decks which contain speaker notes below:
Added Localized Content
Due to the excitement in the community surrounding the mobile services launch, it was apparent that we needed to make localized content available to continue to deliver the exciting message around Windows Azure Mobile Services. Localized content is available in the following languages:
Updated Hands-On Labs
To support those who have upgraded to Visual Studio 2012 or those trying out the Visual Studio 2012 Express Editions, we have made sure that the content is available and supported (selected labs only) in Visual Studio 2012 Express and up.
Visual Studio 2012
This adds a significant amount of additional content, so we have revamped the Hands-On Lab Navigation page to include subsections for Visual Studio 2012 Labs, Visual Studio 2010 Labs, Open Source Labs, Scenario Labs, All Labs.
Demos are available for a number of presentations which are available in Foundation, DevCamp, ITPro Event & Device + Service DevCamps. You can browse through the demos on the respective Demo Navigation page or on Github (links provided in Demo listing below).
The Windows Azure Training Kit is open source and available on GitHub, enabling you in the community to Report Issues or Fork and either extend the solution or commit bug fixes back to the Training Kit.
You can find out more details about the training kit from our GitHub Page including guidelines on how to commit back to the project.
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