Hands on Azure Lab for the IT Pro

Free Windows Azure training session where you bring your laptop and we'll help you get started on Windows Azure. We will walk you through:

  1. Creating a FREE Windows Azure trial account. (Please be sure to have a Microsoft Id (or Windows LiveId). See below for instructions to how to acquire one.)
  2. Creating web sites using Windows Azure Web Sites.
  3. Creating virtual machines.

Registration & coffee at 9:00, and the action begins promptly at 9:30.

Experts will be on hand to help you and answer questions. The goal is for you to leave this session ready to use these powerful Windows Azure features.


If at all possible, please create a LiveID - now called Microsoft Account - in advance and bring your credentials as you will need them. Don't have a Microsoft account? Click here to sign up for new account now.

If you want to start playing with Azure, go ahead and create your account for that too and come with all your tough questions.   You can get a free Azure account from http://aka.ms/iaas

NOTE: A credit card is required to create an Azure account but you will not be billed until you MANUALLY change your account from a Trial to a Pay account.


Do I need to do anything in Advance of the session? Yes! Please be sure to have a Microsoft Id (or Windows LiveId). See above to how to acquire one.

Will WiFi be provided? Yes! NERD Center WiFi credentials will be provided to all attendees.

Will coffee be provided? Yes! We will provide coffee.

Will food be provided? No! This is because of the "after breakfast but before lunch" timing of the event.


[March 7, 2013 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm in the Horace Mann room, set classroom for 72]

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