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Global Windows Azure Bootcamp - Watertown Square (at BlueMetal)

What: Boston (well, Watertown) Edition of the 2014 Global Windows Azure Bootcamp

Where: Blue Metal Architects, 44 Pleasant Street, Watertown (Watertown Square)

Whence: Saturday, March 29th, 2014 -- a day of learning about Windows Azure, with lots of hands on (you will bring a laptop)

Parking: There is plenty of free parking at the location, and for those of you preferring public transportation, there is direct MBTA bus service to Watertown Square from both Harvard Square (71) and Central Square (70/70A).

Preparation: Please come prepared! Instructions are below. It is important to come prepared since getting set up is not terribly difficult, but it takes a while for things to run. This includes having an Azure account set up in advance. We will make use of this Azure account EARLY in the day and you will use it FREQUENTLY.


Twitter: #GWAB & #bostonazure


1.  Doors open at 8:45 – fuel up with some food and coffee, get on the wifi, warm up your twitter account (#BostonAzure and #GWAB), and find a seat

2.  Bootcamp activities begins promptly at 9:15 - Welcome / About The Day / Start Your Engines

3.  Azure Content! - We will all deploy to Windows Azure very early in the day (so be ready!), and we’ll cover many topics (some briefly, some with labs): VMs, Web Sites, Cloud Services, Mobile Services, devops, …

4.  ~ 12:30 – Lunch (pizza, provided – we will also have some vegetarian and vegan (no cheese) pizza options)

5.  Back to Azure Content!

6.  5:30ish – wrap up content, next steps, SWAG (and, yes, have a LOT of SWAG)

7.  6:00pm – done!


1. Windows Azure Account

To get the most out of the day you will need a functioning Windows Azure Account. If you have an MSDN subscription (Pro or higher), you may already have an account.

Try here for a FREE TRIAL:

Feel free to download the Windows Azure Training Kit: Windows Azure Training Kit Download Page.

2. Visual Studio + Azure Tools

Visual Studio 2012 or 2013, including Express.

The Windows Azure SDK which includes .NET development:

Feel free to OPTIONALLY install other SDKs for other languages and tools:

·  Node.js SDK -


·  Doing mobile? Android? iOS? Windows Phone or Windows 8? -

·  PHP -

·  Even more at

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  • Michael B.

    Thanks so much for having me and giving me the opportunity to get the word out about a great opportunity for Azure development at Feel free to reach out to me for any further information and thanks to those that have already. Communities and events like this one are critical to future success for all of us, thanks again.

    March 30, 2014

  • Chris M.

    outside, can't get in...

    March 29, 2014

  • Chris M.


    March 29, 2014

  • Chris M.

    Having the "Invalid Drive" issue upon reinstall of VS2013, requiring use of Aaron Stebner's msiinv.exe to clean up. Yay.

    March 29, 2014

  • Chris M.

    I am at my office in Waltham reinstalling VS2013 fresh and reading the GAM online stuff. I'll be along very shortly, but after 9AM.

    March 29, 2014

  • Edwin E T.

    I won't be able to get there either......something came up at work and I have to do mandatory work tomorrow.....21st century slave.

    March 29, 2014

  • Terry M.

    I won't be able to get there until afternoon, thx

    March 29, 2014

  • Edwin E T.

    Sometimes is really difficult to keep up with new technologies from Microsoft, I'm also looking forward to see whats new.

    March 24, 2014

  • James H.

    Looking forward, to learn about all the new developments by Azure

    1 · March 12, 2014

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