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Boston Azure Bootcamp DAY 1 (hands-on)

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Microsoft NERD New England Research & Development Center

One Memorial Drive · Cambridge, MA

How to find us

Come to NERD (1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA) and check in with security. They will direct you to the 1st floor.

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This is for the first day (DAY 1 of 2). REGISTER separately for DAY 2 here (

There are a few things to download so that you will be prepared for the labs. HERE ( ARE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE LABS (in terms of what to INSTALL IN ADVANCE):

This two-day event is hands-on (which means bring your Azure-ready laptop) -- with the goal of learning a whole lot about the Windows Azure Platform. It will be held at the Microsoft NERD Center at 1 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA 02142.

Read a short write-up of our most recent Boston Azure Bootcamp here (

Draft (not final, subject to change, don't count on it) Schedule for both days:


9:00-9:30 - Breakfast (coffee/breakfast provided) & registration
9:30-9:45 - Welcome, overview
9:45-noon - Intro to Cloud and key Windows Azure technologies
noon-1:00 - Lunch (provided) / socialize
1:00-3:00 - Web/Worker Roles/Queues/Tables + Lab
3:00-3:15 - Break
3:15-4:00 - Node generic overview (Intro to Node.js since we will use it in following lab)
4:00-5:30 - Intro to Node.js SDK for Azure/Service Bus + Lab
5:30-6:00 - More about Service Bus
6:00-.......- (If there is interest...) Group Dinner (at your own expense) at local bar


9:00-9:30 - Breakfast (coffee/breakfast provided) & registration
9:30-11:30 - Mobile Notification Services + Lab
11:30-noon - Secure Applications on Insecure Devices: ACS, SAS
noon-1:00 - Lunch (provided) / socialize
1:00-5:00 - SELECTING AMONG MANY INTERESTING OPTIONS (though Hadoop on Azure will NOT happen - could not get resources to do labs)
5:00-6:00 - Recap, what's next, and give-aways

Hi all - you are registered for the Boston Azure Bootcamp this Friday (and possibly Saturday). A couple of updates:

Most important: There are a few things to download so that you will be prepared for the labs. HERE ( ARE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE LABS (in terms of what to INSTALL IN ADVANCE): Be sure to create a TRIAL ACCOUNT if you don't have an account already (details in linked post above) - we will be deploying to Azure There will be no cost (you can thank Jim O'Neil for securing sponsorship from Microsoft for that). Food will be served (coffee + bagels/similar for breakfast, probably pizza for lunch, afternoon sustaining snack) There is parking INSIDE the NERD building (costs money), there are also local parking lots We have a fantastic group running this event:

The usual suspects: Bill, George, Nazik (we are the guys who run Boston Azure) Jim O'Neil (Developer Evangelist from Microsoft, a long-time friend of Boston Azure, and he'll be bridging the Node.js/ServiceBus/ASP.NET divide) John Zablocki (he runs Beantown ALT.NET, is a Couchbase Developer Advocate, and will talking Node.js to us) John Garland (he is a Wintellect consultant, and expert with both Windows Phone + Windows Azure, and will be running the "using Windows Azure to securely support your mobile development" section, along with lab work) Michael Collier (he is a National Architect with Neudesic, and he's in from Ohio (!) for this event... he'll be laying the groundwork, plus sharing some of what's new & shiny from recent Windows Azure announcements) Michael Collier is also our guest speaks next week at the regularly sceheduled Boston Azure meeting on Thursday where we will dig deeper into some of the newly announced features.

See you on Fri (and possibly Saturday).

On behalf of the whole team,

Bill Wilder, Boston Azure founder


The Boston Azure Bootcamp Team