This book describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to encompass Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. Their Windows Azure-based application named Surveys is described in detail in a previous book in this series, Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform.
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 for working with the core services and features of the Windows Azure platform. Discover how to: Extend your existing skills to the cloud development model Build a simple web role application and deploy it to the cloud Create a worker role project to perform backend processes
.“SharePoint has taken business by storm and developers want to take their collaborative applications built on this platform to the cloud! This book arrives right on time to fill this demand, giving you the conceptual approach and hands-on guidance to extend SharePoint in the cloud and take advantage of this powerful, accessible, next-generation cloud collaboration platform.” — Eric Swift General Manager, Microsoft SharePoint Group
Microsoft has started later but with huge investments in the creation of new
data centres. In the fall of 2008, the leading software company has introduced a
cloud platform called Windows Azure, currently available only in a preview ver-
sion. Azure is able to provide a number of new technologies: a Windows-based en-
vironment in the cloud to store data in Microsoft data centres and to run applica-
tions; an infrastructure for both on-premises and cloud applications (through .