Want to get hands-on with the cloud?

TWindows Azurehere are some online workshops coming up on Azure to give you some hands-on experience

The cloud is here to stay, that’s not changing. It’s one thing to read about it, but nothing replaces actually trying it out for yourself.

There will be a series of Online workshops you can attend to learn how to leverage Azure. There are so many aspects of Azure you might find of interesting.

  • Need a place to host a website? (psst…Azure websites)
  • Building mobile apps and looking for pre-created services to speed that up? (psst..Mobile services)
  • Need to store data somewhere our there on the internet? (psst…SQLAzure  
  • Have a virtual machine you want to put out there in the cloud?  (psst…Virtual Machines)
  • Want to create your own web service in the cloud? (psst… Cloud services)
  • Starting your own business but don’t want to spend money and time buying and maintaining your own servers?

Learn more about how to make Azure work for you, register for these hands-on online workshops listed below!

Here's a few resources to help you get rolling with Azure as well



Date & Time


Windows Azure Virtual DevCamp

Through instruction, demonstration, and hands-on labs, you will get an understanding of the ins and outs of the platform and how to best leverage its services to build your new applications in the Cloud or migrate existing applications to the Cloud.

October 3rd, 2012


Windows Azure Virtual Workshop #1: Cloud Variations

In this workshop, you will explore Windows Azure’s infrastructure options – Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, and Websites. Through comparing and contrasting the options, you will walk away from the workshop better equipped to choose the right option for different solutions.

October 15th, 2012


Windows Azure Virtual Workshop #2: Building Connected Applications with Windows Azure

In this workshop, you will discover how the various Windows Azure services can be integrated into apps  to extend their functionality. You will also learn how to address common needs such as computing capabilities, storage, authentication, and more. To demonstrate concepts, this workshop focuses on Windows 8 and Windows Phone, though concepts can be applied to any platform including Android and iOS.

October 22nd, 2012


Windows Azure Virtual Workshop #3: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure

In this workshop, you will explore approaches to migrating applications, walk through concerns and considerations to take into account while planning a migration, and learn how to implement a migration plan to move applications from on-premises (or traditional hosting) to Windows Azure.

October 29th, 2012


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