Windows Azure Boot Camp Coming to Phoenix on April 27th!

bootcampThe Global Windows Azure Boot Camp is coming to Phoenix on April 27th, 2013! Registration is now open at

This is a truly global event in which the Phoenix community will come together to share and learn what you can do on Windows Azure.

This one day deep dive class will get you up to speed on developing for and deploying to Windows Azure. The class will be led by Microsoft MVP Rick Garibay along with myself, Joe Guadagno and Scott Cate. You’re guaranteed to learn a ton and in addition to the talks, you’ll work on some great hands on labs so you can apply what you learn on the same day and take the labs with you!


We will start at 9:00 with welcome and introductions and get right into an end-to-end overview of Windows Azure. From there, we’ll participate in a massive, coordinated, global deployment to Windows Azure, teaming with over 60 other worldwide locations to see the workload in action (details are super secret, so you have to show up to get your security clearance- this a a boot camp after all)!

After we’ve done our best to take down a datacenter, we’ll take a break and take a lap around storage and database options on Windows Azure while we enjoy a catered lunch kindly sponsored by Microsoft. We’ll also have fresh primo coffee, sodas (or water if you prefer) and snacks to help you power through the labs which will give you real-world exposure to what its like to actually apply what you’ve learned and take the working applications home with you.

From there we’ll take another break and wrap up the day with a look at how Windows Azure Service Bus changes how you think about messaging and integration when working at cloud scale. We’ll have a Service Bus lab and from there likely plan some nefarious after event activities at one of downtown Chandler’s fine watering holes.

Here are the details:



Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 9:15

Windows Azure Overview

9:15 – 10:30

Deploy to the cloud!

10:30 – 11:15


11:15 – 11:30

Windows Azure Storage and Database

11:30 – 1:00

Hands On labs

1:00 – 2:00


2:00 - 2:15

Windows Azure Service Bus

2:15 – 3:45

Wrap Up

3:45 – 5:00


How much does the boot camp cost?

This event is FREE to the attendees. We’ll certainly take any good karma you want to send our way, but your attendance and full engagement is all we ask. Be sure to check out the prerequisites to ensure you are ready to rock.


Do I need to bring anything?

This is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) event. To get the most of the event, you will want to come to the boot camp with your own laptop pre-loaded with Visual Studio, the Azure SDK and all prerequisites. Please see to download and install everything you’ll need to make this a great event.


I'm completely new to this Azure cloud thing!

This event is for you! We’ll have a mix of content both for experienced developers and those brand spanking new to Windows Azure. Our trainers will be here to answer all of your questions and help you with the labs, so remember, there are no stupid questions.


I already know this stuff!

Awesome! We’d love to have you share your knowledge with other attendees as you interact with them throughout the event and we guarantee you’ll walk away learning a few things too!


Where's it at?

The boot camp will be held at Gangplank in Chandler, located at 260 South Arizona Avenue | CHANDLER, AZ 85225.


What's next?

Seating is limited for this event so please register now at to guarantee your seat and help us plan for coffee, drinks, snacks and lunch.

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