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Learn all about Microsoft's Windows Azure platform at the architectural level and how it addresses enterprise cloud computing concerns including economics, security, storage and more. Included are an Azure pricing table and a sample cost calculator.
MSDN Magazine February 2010
Here we examine the typical cloud platform architecture and some common architectural patterns, along with their implementation on the Windows Azure offering from Microsoft.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
We show you how .NET Services within the Azure Services Platform makes it easy to bring workflow apps to the cloud.
MSDN Magazine April 2009
Learn how to utilize elasticity-the ability to provision resources and remove them on the fly-to take full advantage of cloud computing.
MSDN Magazine November 2010
Windows Azure is already helping many companies move their apps into the cloud. We'll share some of the tips and tricks that we discovered working with customers on real-world migrations.
George Huey, Wade Wegner
MSDN Magazine August 2010
See how easy it is to create a Windows Phone 7 app and tie it to a Web service as Ramon Arjona walks you through the creation of a language translation tool.
It's difficult to troubleshoot any application without a trail of clues to follow, and cloud apps are no different. We look at how logging and tracing are enabled for Windows Azure, and how you can use Windows PowerShell to manage diagnostics for a running service.
MSDN Magazine June 2010
You'll find direct support for building Windows Azure applications in Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. We'll walk you through using Visual Studio 2010 for the entirety of the Windows Azure application development lifecycle.
MSDN Magazine April 2010
To better understand how SOA patterns can be applied to Windows Azure deployments, we walk you through a scenario in which a bank moves its services to the cloud.
Thomas Erl, Arman Kurtagic, HerbjÃÂ¶rn Wilhelmsen
MSDN Magazine January 2010
Yes, you can run background processes in the cloud. Kevin Hoffman and Nate Dudek use a shopping cart example to demonstrate how to build an application engine as well as implement asynchronous messaging and processing using Azure Storage.
Kevin Hoffman, Nathan Dudek
Many early adopters cloud platforms have questions about security. We review some of the cryptography services and providers in Windows Azure along with some security implications for applications in the cloud.
Microsoft made a big Azure splash at its Professional Developer's Conference last fall. An overheard conversation gives insight on how developers see the potential of the cloud.
Now that you're even managing projects in the cloud, you'll need some tools to help. This month we illustrate one, discuss UX design patterns, a book by Anders Hejlsberg, and more.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
In this article the author looks at two versions of the same application--one consuming an on-premise Data Service, and one consuming an Azure Table Data Service to illustrate data access in the cloud.
John Papa tackles questions about calling services from Silverlight 2 applications.
MSDN Magazine November 2008
For the 2008 Imagine Cup, students have been challenged to use technology to enable a sustainable environment. Finalists in the U.S. competition recently presented their solutions in Los Angeles, and MSDN Magazine was there to see the innovative ideas participants have come up with.
MSDN Magazine April 2008