The cloud is here. Time to strap your boots on and wade in. Attend a boot camp, or start your own to get up to speed today.
We want you to easily throw you own boot camp. We have made all of these materials available so you can get up and running quickly. Please use the materials anyway you want. You can use them to hold your own public boot camp. You can use them to hold a boot camp inside your company. You could use them to help train your customers as you roll out a new application that uses Windows Azure. You could use them to hold an event for your company to invite your customers to to show them how awesome you are with all of this cloud business. It's up to you.
This guide lays out all of the steps you need to follow to successuly host a Windows Azure Boot Camp. The guide is written to support a public boot camp. If you are holding an internal boot camp many of the steps won't apply to you. Thats ok, just skip them, and everything will be fine.
These are the session materials, all in PowerPoint. They are numbered sequentially. Several slides have notes for the speaker. Some slides need to be modified before the event, so make sure to go over them ahead of time. Also, please make these slides your own. These are meant to be a starting place for you. If you want to adjust the order, go ahead. You should substitute in your own stories and experiences. Adding your personal touch is what will make this material really sing to your audience. Don't like the demos? Go ahead and make up your own. If you have any questions, please try the session recordings, or contact us for clarification.
Download Windows Azure Boot Camp Materials Package version 1.5. (without Module
The materials are current as for the Windows Azure 1.5 SDK. We are in progress of updating for 1.6, but to see the differences you can check here.
Download the data center visualization video for module 1.
Demos and labs are the life blood of the materials. The demos are used to show what you just discussed and the labs are critically important for your attendees to put in ation what they just saw. We would be crazy to write our own when the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit already has a great set of materials. Each module will tell you which demo or lab to do at the right time. Again, if you want to substitue in your own demo or labs, go righ ahead. If you do, please share them with us.
Download Windows Azure Platform Training Kit - Always use the latest version if possible.
Sometimes the best way to learn new material is to see someone else present it. The goal of these recordings is not to teach you about Windows Azure, but to give you some guidance on the story of each deck. Again, please contact us if any part of the material is confusing. Going to a boot camp is another way to learn the material. We will post updated videos as we get more boot camps under our collective belts.
Download all of the videos for version 1.3.1.
Download individual module videos:
[Module: Start Here!] [Module: 00] [Module: 01] [Module: 02] [Module: 03] [Module: 04] [Module: 05] [Module: 06] [Module: 07] [Module: 08] [Module: 09] [Module: 10] [Module: 11] [Module: 12] [Module: 13]
These are the bits you should have on a USB hard drive to hand around the classroom during the first module. Students are given a list of what they need to attend class, but some still forget bits and pieces. This kit will make sure they have everything they need. I call the folder 'Things students should have."