Thursday, October 25, 2012

Whole lot of HOLO's (Hands On Labs Online) for Windows 8 RTM and Windows Azure (Get developing without installing anything)

MSDN Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft's newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use MSDN Virtual Labs online immediately, free. Check here for system requirements.

Windows 8 Virtual Labs

Windows is the premiere development platform in the world. With Windows 8, developers can leverage their existing skills and code assets to create applications. Step into these virtual labs and learn how to build, share and sell interesting and easy-to-use applications that will make your customers happy. Virtual labs are simple –no complex setup or installation required.

Launch your Windows 8 app in 30 days.

Windows 8 Virtual Labs

Lab 1 for C# - Creating a Windows 8 App
Contoso Cookbook is a series of hands on labs designed to immerse you into Windows 8 app development. In this first lab in the series, you will use XAML and C# to create the application, implement navigation, download the data from Windows Azure (or load it locally if you don’t have an Internet connection), and connect the data to controls using data binding.

Lab 2 for C# - Orientation, Snapping, and Semantic Zoom
Lab 3 for C# - Searching and Sharing
Lab 4 for C# - App Bars and Media Capture
Lab 5 for C# - Process Lifetime Management
Lab 6 for C# - Settings and Preferences
Lab 7 for C# - Tiles and Notifications
Lab 8 for C# - The Windows Store APIs
Lab 9 for C# - Touch and Pointer Input
Windows Azure Virtual Labs

Test drive Windows Azure solutions in a virtual lab and see how you can quickly and easily develop applications running in the cloud by using your existing skills with the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment and the Microsoft .NET Framework. Virtual labs are simple, with no complex setup or installation required.

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