Develop cloud-native applications
If your team is investigating ways to design applications for the cloud, this concise book introduces 11 architecture patterns that can help you take advantage of cloud-platform services. You'll learn how each of these platform-agnostic patterns work, when they might be useful in the cloud, and what more » impact they'll have on your application architecture. You'll also see an example of each pattern applied to an application built with Windows Azure.
The patterns are organized into four major topics, such as scalability and handling failure, and primer chapters provide background on each topic. With the information in this book, you'll be able to make informed decisions for designing effective cloud-native applications that maximize the value of cloud services, while also paying attention to user experience and operational efficiency. « less
SQL Server in the Cloud
Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft's worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the more » form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure. You can create and deploy a database in mere minutes that is accessible worldwide and takes advantage of SQL Database's high-availability features to protect your data while ensuring 99.9% uptime. « less
Windows Azure and Office 365
More and more companies are realizing the power and potential of Cloud computing as a viable way to save energy and money. This valuable book offers an in-depth look at a wide range of Cloud topics unlike any other book on the market. Examining how Cloud services allows users to pay as they go for exactly more » what they use, this guide explains how companies can easily scale their Cloud use up and down to fit their business requirements. After an introduction to Cloud computing, you'll discover how to prepare your environment for the Cloud and learn all about Office 365 and Azure. « less
Explore the different features of Windows Azure and its unique concepts. Get to know the Windows Azure platform by code snippets and samples by a single start-up scenario throughout the whole book. A clean example scenario demonstrates the different Windows Azure features.
Deliver custom, cloud-based business solutions using SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure together. By applying hands-on techniques from Microsoft cloud development expert Steve Fox, you'll learn how to increase the reach, resource capability, and reusability of your apps. Get the practical code exercises more » and solid advice you need - whether you're planning to build complete data-driven applications or hybrid solutions with simple Web parts. « less
Developing cloud-based applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to the programming fundamentals for Windows Azure.
Teach yourself how to build and host scalable applications in the cloud using Windows Azure - one step at a time. Ideal for those with basic programming skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises more » for working with the core services and features of the Windows Azure platform. « less
Enterprise Application Development
Build scalable enterprise applications using Microsoft Azure. The perfect fast-paced case study for developers and architects wanting to enhance core business processes. Packed with examples to illustrate concepts. Written in the context of building an online portal for the case-study application.
Build enterprise-ready applications and projects with SQL Azure
Develop large scale enterprise applications using Microsoft SQL Azure. Understand how to use the various third party programs such as DB Artisan, RedGate, ToadSoft etc developed for SQL Azure. Master the exhaustive Data migration and Data Synchronization aspects of SQL Azure. Includes SQL Azure projects more » in incubation and more recent developments including all 2010 updates. « less
Mastering WCF and the Azure AppFabric Service Bus
Programming WCF Services is the authoritative, bestselling guide to Microsoft's unified platform for developing modern service-oriented applications on Windows. Hailed as the definitive treatment of WCF, this book provides unique insight, rather than documentation, to help you learn the topics and skills more » you need for building WCF-based applications that are maintainable, extensible, and reusable. « less
The Azure Services Platform is a cloud-computing technology from Microsoft. It is composed of four core components - Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services - each with a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these more » components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud services.
This book aims to show you precisely how the components are employed and to demonstrate the techniques and best practices you need to know to use them to best effect. « less