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Windows Azure Sets Up Camp Online and in Cities Near You Vol 14-23 | November, 2011
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Brrrrr! It’s starting to get cold outside, which means it’s time to leave the outdoor activities behind and get some learning done! Isn’t that what the winter is for? If you’re like me, your summer is spent relaxing (or slacking off), being outside, soaking in the rays, vacations, etc, and the winter is spent catching up on the latest and greatest and taking the time to sit and learn something new.

Make that something new be Windows Azure and join me and other Canadian developers for Windows Azure Camp! It’s the perfect opportunity to learn from experts in a low-key, live and interactive way and more importantly, it’s an opportunity to get some hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned.

Different people prefer to learn in different ways, so we’re setting up camp online and at various user groups throughout the country. You pick the format that works best for you, we give you a valuable and informative learning experience.

I’ll attend the camp from the comfort of my home or office . 5 — 1 hr sessions, December 12 - 16. Hands on labs are done on your own, but questions are always answered!

I’ll attend the camp in person at a user group near me . Session dates, times, and durations will vary. Stay tuned. Bring your own machine, hands on labs are done at the camp with the experts

Learn more about the camps here .

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