# Wednesday, 05 June 2013

Grab it while it’s hot at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8396.

Grz, Kris.

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# Wednesday, 04 January 2012

Just noticed via Twitter that there’s a new December 2011 update available: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit December 2011 update. This training kit holds a lot of interesting small videos, demos, code, … oh my.

Today I also found out about a blog post that lists around 30 free books. Books about javascript, Ruby, C#, …

Grz, Kris.

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# Monday, 12 December 2011

Recently the 1.6 version of the SDK came out and that usually is followed up by a new version of the training toolkit. You can grab the latest version here.

The December 2011 update of the training kit includes the following updates:

  • [New Presentations] 33 updated/new PowerPoint presentations
  • [New Hands-On lab] Running a parametric sweep application with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [New Hands-On lab] Running SOA Services with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [New Hands-On lab] Running MPI Applications with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [New Demo] Node.js On Windows Azure
  • [New Demo] Image Rendering Parametric Sweep Application with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [New Demo] BLAST Parametric Sweep Application with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [Renamed Lab] Connecting Applications through Windows Azure Service Bus (formerly Introduction to Service Bus Part 1)
  • [Renamed Lab] Windows Azure Service Bus Advanced Configurations (formerly Introduction to Service Bus Part 2)

Grz, Kris.

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# Wednesday, 15 December 2010

With lots of goodies in it. Feels like Santa’s early this year Smile.

This is taken from the overview of the download page:

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric.
The December update provides new and updated hands-on labs, demo scripts, and presentations for the Windows Azure November 2010 enhancements and the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.3. These new hands-on labs demonstrate how to use new Windows Azure features such as Virtual Machine Role, Elevated Privileges, Full IIS, and more. This release also includes hands-on labs that were updated in late October and November 2010 to demonstrate some of the new Windows Azure AppFabric services that were announced at the Professional Developers Conference (http://microsoftpdc.com) including the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service, Caching Service, and the Service Bus.
Some of the specific changes with the December update of the training kit include:

  • [Updated] All demos were updated to the Azure SDK 1.3
  • [New demo script] Deploying and Managing SQL Azure Databases with Visual Studio 2010 Data-tier Applications
  • [New presentation] Identity and Access Control in the Cloud
  • [New presentation] Introduction to SQL Azure Reporting
  • [New presentation] Advanced SQL Azure
  • [New presentation] Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
  • [New presentation] Managing, Debugging, and Monitoring Windows Azure
  • [New presentation] Building Low Latency Web Applications
  • [New presentation] Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus
  • [New presentation] Windows Azure Connect
  • [New presentation] Moving Applications to the Cloud with VM Role

Grz, Kris.

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# Saturday, 21 August 2010

Microsoft released training material on how to create high performing application in Silverlight for their upcoming Phone 7. Check it out.

Grz, Kris.

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# Saturday, 22 May 2010

This week the long awaited Silverlight 4 tools for Visual Studio 2010 got released. With it ships version 1 of WCF RIA Services.

Of course new technology needs some guidance and there’s a great training kit made available.

If you like to read books then I suggest you take a look at Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, of which I’m a reviewer, and the book I’m currently reading: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development: Beginner’s Guide.

Grz, Kris.

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# Sunday, 14 February 2010

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including:

  • C# 4.0
  • Visual Basic 10
  • F#
  • Parallel Extensions
  • Windows Communication Foundation
  • Windows Workflow
  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • ASP.NET 4
  • Windows 7
  • Entity Framework
  • ADO.NET Data Services
  • Managed Extensibility Framework
  • Visual Studio Team System
This version of the Training Kit works with Visual Studio 2010 RC and .NET Framework 4 RC.

Grab it here.

Grz, Kris.

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# Friday, 07 August 2009

You can grab the good stuff here.

Included is:

The Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is based on Windows 7 RTM and it is designed to help you learn how to build applications that are compatible with and shine on Windows 7 by utilizing key Windows 7 features such as:

  • Taskbar
  • Libraries
  • Multi Touch
  • Sensors and Location
  • Ribbon
  • Trigger Start Services
  • Instrumentation and ETW
  • Application Compatability
And Application Compatibility topics such as:
  • Version Checking
  • UAC Data Redirection
  • Session 0 Isolation
  • Installer Detection
  • User Interface Privilege Isolation
  • High DPI

Grz, Kris.

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# Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Just found on twitter about the release of the ASP.NET MVC Training kit.

Grz, Kris.

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# Tuesday, 12 August 2008

I just found out about the new training kit thanks to the blog of Guy Bernstein. While I'm downloading this kit I'm also downloading the latest MSDN library optimized for VS 2008 SP1, a whopping 2205Mb.

Grz, Kris.

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