From 0 to Hero in Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform

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Did you ever wonder what Azure is all about? Do you have an idea of all the services you can use and integrate within your solution? Did you ever wonder how to learn that in a compact and useful way?

This event is designed to address all these needs. All new cloud interested Developers, IT Pros, Startups and Students and the ones that got already their first hands on it, will get their chance to get up to a productive level in one day!

We will start in the morning with an introduction in order to understand the basics of Microsoft Azure. Followed by that we will go deeper and discover the variety of services as of: Azure Active Directory including premium services, Azure SQL Database, Hybrid Connections, Virtual Networks, Azure Search, and much more.

At this point you will be able by your own to start implementing Azure solutions in your projects.

OPTIONAL: afternoon

In the afternoon, you get the chance to get your own first experience with the platform and build and deploy an Azure solution. Therefore, we provide you step-by-step instructions and the support of a Microsoft Azure expert, which will be available to answer all your questions.

What you will need to attend the afternoon session?

A wireless-enabled laptop running Windows 7/Windows 8 with at least IE9 and Visual Studio 2012 installed and the Windows Azure SDK 2.1.

Last but not least of course a Microsoft Azure subscription: If you are a BizSpark member, you can activate up to 4 subscriptions with each a monthly credit of 140 CHF, and btw this credit can be used for productive solution as well (not just for development and testing purposes).

If you have an MSDN subscription, you can get up to 140 CHF / month for free (depending on your subscription). Get your free benefits from here.

Everybody can open a new subscription and get 200 CHF credit for the first month. Get yours from here.

Agenda

09.15 – 10.00 Introduction into Microsoft Azure

10.10 – 10.55 Discover the Features of Microsoft Azure, Part 1

11.10 – 11.55 Discover the Features of Microsoft Azure, Part 2

12.05 – 12.50 Discover the Features of Microsoft Azure, Part 3

12.50 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Hands on Lab (optional)

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