Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Windows Azure Training Kit June 2012 Update

Windows Azure Training Kit June 2012 Update shipped today. The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes over 42 hands-on labs and 18 presentations inside. Which covering the new Windows Azure features such as Windows Azure Web Sites and Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Beside this the Windows 8 Metro-style applications, and a series of new hands-on labs for Node.js and PHP using Mac OS X also included.


Incase any community leader or individual need to run for full 3-day-training workshops the latest version of the training kit included presentations slides and HOLs.

The Hands-on labs are designed for use with either Visual Studio 2010 or the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate,”

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Install Windows 8 Release Preview on dual–boot (Experiences)

Windows 8 Release Preview desktop looks awesome… Installed Visual Studio 2012 RC and Office 2010.

How to Install Windows 8 Release preview as dual boot

Use USB drive and make that drive bootable using Microsoft's own Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool (from here ) which works perfectly fine for Windows 8


Once you completed your windows 8 installation (how to install dual boot windows 7 and windows 8) Windows 8 presented a new graphical boot menu which allow you choose between your Windows 7 and Windows 8 OS.

By default set to Windows 8, you can choose Windows 7 manually from the menu.


Windows Start menu with metro UI (to find out more about The True Story Behind the Missing Start Button)


When I try to install Visual Studio 2012 RC just thought how am I going to mount images, which ISO mounting software supported for Windows 8. Notice that Windows 8 allow you mount ISO images lot easier.


When I try to installed Microsoft security essentials to protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Windows 8 prompt that “Your version of Windows includes an updated version of Windows defender that provides the same level of protection as Microsoft security essentials “


As of today Microsoft Security Essentials has not been renamed as Windows Defender. Not sure this going combined with it in Windows 8, but its feels that way. Let’s wait and see. J