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
So far in our Azure labs we’ve been focusing on the website aspect of what Azure can do. This month we will be looking working with Virtual Machines. Bill will show how to set them up and connect multiple VMs together. He will also go over uploading your own locally created VM to the cloud.
Back on the websites, Rob will be showing that Azure has file editing capabilities built into the cloud. You can also save your files to a Git repository. He will also go over TFS in the cloud showing that Azure can handle most of your development needs.