Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Resources for Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Networks

Mark Sorenson a Senior Product Planner in the Windows Azure Marketing group prepared the following list of resources on 7/2/2012 to assist in the evaluation of Windows Azure Virtual Machines (WAVM):


Core Resources

90 Day Free Trial - we can confirm the Preview Period in support of the new release of Windows Azure is now available, which enables you to evaluate the new Virtual Machines/IaaS and Enterprise Networking capabilities. Once you have registered for the 90 Day Free Trial and created a new Account, you can access the Preview directly at this link: https://account.windowsazure.com/PreviewFeatures

Digital Chalk Talk Videos – detailed technical overviews of the new Windows Azure services and supporting technologies as announced June 7, including Virtual Machines (IaaS Windows and Linux), Storage, Command Line Tools http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/DigitalChalkTalks

Scenarios Videos on You Tube – “how to” guides, including “Create and Manage Virtual Networks”, “Create & Manage SQL Database”, and many more http://www.youtube.com/user/windowsazure

MSDN Forums for Windows Azure http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/preview-support/

Microsoft Knowledge Base article Microsoft server software support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Windows Azure Training Kit http://windowsazure-trainingkit.github.com/

Windows Azure Trust Center - provides a comprehensive of view of Windows Azure and security and compliance practices http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/trust-center/

Main Site for Windows Azure http://www.windowsazure.com/

Recent Events (and Video Recordings)

Meet Windows Azure, June 7, 2012

Meet Windows Azure Keynote, Scott Guthrie

TechEd Europe, June 2012

TechEd Orlando, June 2012


Windows Azure Virtual Machines, Networking, and Hybrid

Windows Azure Blogs

Thought Leadership Series

IaaS Series

Web Sites Series

Cloud Services Series

Data Series

Forrester Research Blogs and Key Publications

Microsoft Blog

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Note: I added the entries enclosed in square brackets ([…]) to Mark’s list.