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 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...
Everybody’s talking about cloud services today. It’s one of the hot new buzzwords, but
most of the conversation is about how to develop custom applications in the cloud.
While that is a really important topic, it ignores another very useful attribute of a distributed
cloud: as a great place to build and host an IT infrastructure.
The dearth of discussion about this overlooked facet of cloud computing is the reason
I wrote this book.
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 form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure.
Microsoft Windows 8 is a powerful and visually compelling operating system
designed to dramatically enhance consumer productivity and offer access to a
wide range of web-based products and services. A rich user experience is at the heart
of Windows 8, where the new look and feel of Windows 8 applications provide rapid
access to music, photos, contacts, and user settings in the Internet “cloud”, and the
Windows Store provides immediate access to exciting consumer applications.
The latest jargon in the digital world, "cloud computing" leaves many small-business owners scratching their heads. At its simplest, cloud computing enables businesses to do away with servers and much of their other IT hardware by running their software online. Web-based email programs like Yahoo or Hotmail are examples of cloud-based applications; Microsoft is making its entire Office suite available free in the cloud; Google and others also have productivity suites in the cloud.
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
Microsoft has introduced a large number of changes to the way that the .NET Framework operates. Familiar technologies have being altered, best practices replaced, and developer methodologies adjusted. Many developers find it hard to keep up with the pace of change across .NET's ever-widening array of technologies. You may know what's happening in C#, but how about the Azure cloud? How is that going to affect your work? What are the limitations of the pLINQ syntax? What you need is a roadmap. A guide to help you see the innovations that matter and to give you a head start on...
Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows® 8!
Here’s WHAT you’ll learn:
Run your apps, and manage your calendar and contacts
Explore the web, and send and receive email and messages
Organize your files on the PC and in the cloud with Microsoft® SkyDrive®