On September 23, Microsoft made available for download Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – September 2011 Release, along with the browse the hands-on labs – Windows Azure Platform Training Course.
“The September update also includes a new hands-on lab for Service Bus Messaging, which demonstrates how to send and receive messages using the new Service Bus Message Queues and Topics that were just released.”
You can read more about and download the September 2011 update here.
Today, the Windows Azure team also announced the release of a new installer for the training kit content, called the “Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – Web Installer,” which is weighing just 2MB.
“The web installer enables you to select and download just the hands-on labs, demos, and presentations that you want instead of downloading the entire training kit. As new or updated hands-on labs, presentations, and demos are available they will automatically show up in the web installer – so you won’t have to download it again,” the Redmond compnay revealed.
Microsoft says “The new training kit web installer also provides a seamless install experience for most prerequisites or dependencies thanks to the Web Platform Installer. If you select content that requires a prerequisite or dependency such as ASP.NET MVC or the Windows Azure SDK to be installed on your machine, the web installer will determine if your machine has the necessary components.”
“If you don’t have the necessary dependencies installed, then you can simply click the INSTALL button and if the dependency is available through the Microsoft Web Platform Installer, then you will easily be able to install the dependency with just a couple clicks.”
You can now download the training kit web installer preview release here.