Cloud Computing, Workshops

F03 Hands-on Workshop: Build an Azure App in a Day


8:00am - 5:00pm

Level: Everyone

Brian Randell

Brian Randell


MCW Technologies

Finish the week by getting your hands “dirty” in this all-day, hands-on workshop. Spend the day with Brian and some friends as you take an existing, responsive web site and lift & shift it to the cloud, along with its SQL Server database and other components. The website is a social site where you can invite co-workers to share updates, photos, documents, and videos from your desktop or mobile device with support for secure authenticated logins, searching, and more. You’ll use Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio Team Services, and Microsoft Azure while getting both the how and why. All the code is provided with step-by-step instructions and you can work at your own pace. In addition to the lab code, you’ll get additional Xamarin projects that you can use when you get home to build & connect iOS, Android, and Universal Windows Platform apps to your Azure-hosted service.

Attendance is limited.

You must provide your own computer to complete the hands-on portion of the workshop.

You will only need a computer that supports Wi-Fi and that can connect to a Microsoft Azure hosted virtual machine via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). If you’re running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, you’re ready to go!

If you’re running Windows 7, you’ll want to make sure you’re have installed the latest Remote Desktop client. You can get it at

You can also use a Mac running OS/X 10.7 (Lion) or later with an Intel 64-bit processer. You’ll want to install the latest Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the Mac App Store. You can find it via

You will learn:

  • How to move an existing .NET app to Microsoft Azure
  • How to build secure cloud-hosted apps using Visual Studio 2015
  • How to manage your code and development assets with Visual Studio Team Services