Windows Azure Workshop at OOP 2011

24 January 2011 - Azure

Today I will do a workshop about the Windows Azure Platform at OOP 2011. In this blog post I want to summarize the most important resources that I have used in the workshop.

  1. You can get a free 3-week token for Windows Azure (without credit card) at
  2. Here is the presentation OOP 2011 - Windows Azure Platform Overview I have used during the workshop.
  3. Here is the hands on lab sample I presented at the workshop (based on the sample I created together with Mario Szpuszta for Microsoft BigDays 2010).
  4. Download the Windows Azure SDK 1.3.
  5. The Windows Azure Training Kit is a great resource for self-learning.
  6. The tool I showed for accessing Windows Azure Storage is Cerebrata Cloud Storage Studio.
  7. For running the DevFabric you need to have a SQL Server 2008 R2 installed. You can get the free express edition of SQL 2008 R2 at

Happy cloud computing!