Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook

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Learn
  • Develop highly scalable services for Windows Azure
  • Handle authentication and authorization in the Windows Azure platform
  • Use advanced features of the Windows Azure Storage Services: blobs, tables, and queues
  • Attach Azure Drives to a role instance
  • Diagnose problems using Windows Azure Diagnostics
  • Perform remote management of Azure services with the Windows Azure Service Management REST API
  • Expose services through the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus
  • Learn how to autoscale a Windows Azure hosted service
  • Use cloud-based databases with SQL Azure
  • Improve service performance with the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service
  • Understand the latest features – including VM roles, Windows Azure Connect and startup tasks
About

The Windows Azure platform is Microsoft's Platform-as-a-Service environment for hosting services and data in the cloud. It provides developers with on-demand computing, storage, and service connectivity capabilities that facilitate the hosting of highly scalable services in Windows Azure datacenters across the globe.

This practical cookbook will show you advanced development techniques for building highly scalable cloud-based services using the Windows Azure platform. It contains over 80 practical, task-based, and immediately usable recipes covering a wide range of advanced development techniques for building highly scalable services to solve particular problems/scenarios when developing these services on the Windows Azure platform.

Packed with reusable, real-world recipes, the book starts by explaining the various access control mechanisms used in the Windows Azure platform. Next you will see the advanced features of Windows Azure Blob storage, Windows Azure Table storage, and Windows Azure Queues. The book then dives deep into topics such as developing Windows Azure hosted services, using Windows Azure Diagnostics, managing hosted services with the Service Management API, using SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus. You will see how to use several of the latest features such as VM roles, Windows Azure Connect, startup tasks, and the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service.

Features
  • Packed with practical, hands-on cookbook recipes for building advanced, scalable cloud-based services on the Windows Azure platform explained in detail to maximize your learning
  • Extensive code samples showing how to use advanced features of Windows Azure blobs, tables and queues.
  • Understand remote management of Azure services using the Windows Azure Service Management REST API
  • Delve deep into Windows Azure Diagnostics
  • Master the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus and Access Control Service
Page Count 392
Course Length 11 hours 45 minutes
ISBN 9781849682220
Date Of Publication 4 Aug 2011

Authors

Neil Mackenzie

Neil Mackenzie has worked with computers for nearly 3 decades. He started his computer career doing large-scale numerical simulations for scientific research and business planning. Since then, he has primarily been involved in healthcare software and developing electronic medical record systems. He has been using Microsoft Azure since PDC 2008 and has used nearly all parts of the Microsoft Azure platform, including those parts that no longer exist. Neil is very active in the online Microsoft Azure community, contributing to the MSDN Microsoft Azure forums in particular. He is a Microsoft MVP for Microsoft Azure.