You must bring a laptop. Don’t forget that power supply. We recommend more than 1 Gb of RAM and at least 10 Gb of free disk space. We will help you get organized and install the right software for continued virtual fun! We have wireless Internet access so you can download on-site.
Over the next six months we will cover the latest Microsoft tools for cloud based development and application hosting using Windows Azure. These Hands-On Labs will use a mix of web portal management and Visual Studio. VS 2012 or 2013 are recommended and you won’t need to install anything else to complete the labs. You will need a trial account for Azure. Browse tohttp://www.windowsazure.com/ and look for Free Trial in the top right corner. You can also download the Windows Azure SDK for VS 2013 from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=324322&clcid=0x409
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services allows you to build a backend to your apps whether they are for a phone (any phone) or for the Windows Store. Rob will go through setting up and building a simple mobile service for an app.
Media Services allows you to stream content to any device using HTML5, Flash, or a custom player. Bill will go over the steps needed to get your content into the cloud and delivered to your customers.