Here’s an opportunity to get yourself up to speed on the “Microsoft Azure Platform over a 6 week period, starting May 10th 2010 – without ever needing to leave the comfort of your home or office. The course came from feedback that lots of folk wanted to learn Azure but couldn’t always find the time or money to attend external courses. We’ve tried this out internally at Microsoft, and it had great feedback. What we’ve produced is the “Microsoft Azure Self-paced Learning Course”. This is a free, interactive, self-paced, technical training course covering the Microsoft Azure platform – Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Azure AppFabric. The course takes place over a six week period finishing on June 18th. During the course you will work from your own home or workplace, and get involved via: Interactive Live Meetings sessions, Watching on-line videos, Working through hands-on labs, Researching and completing weekly coursework assignments,” noted Microsoft.