Microsoft Windows Azure team made available three updates--a new version of the Windows Azure SDK, a new Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK, and an updated Windows Azure Platform Training Kit.
"Today's updates arm developers with the latest tools for Visual Studio and open new doors for authoring HPC workloads in Windows Azure," revealed Himanshu Singh, senior product manager on the Windows Azure Marketing team.
- Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes hands-on labs, demos, and presentations to help you learn how to build applications that use Windows Azure. Compatible with the new Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010.
The training kit can be downloaded here.
- Windows Azure SDK (November 2011)--Multiple updates to the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 that simplify development, deployment, and management on Windows Azure.
The full Windows Azure SDK can be downloaded via the Web Platform installer here.
- Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK-- Works in conjunction with the Windows Azure SDK and includes modules and features to author high performance computing (HPC) applications that use large amounts of compute resources in parallel to complete work.
The SDK is available here for download.