Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration

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  • Learn the components that make up the Azure platform and know which components to use in each of your applications
  • Understand how to partition your relational database into shards to improve scalability and performance
  • Discover how to use frameworks such as WCF RIA Services to speed up the development of your line of business applications
  • Learn how to configure your development environment quickly by using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer
  • Deploy your enterprise applications onto Windows Azure servers
  • Use AppFabric caching to improve the performance of your applications
  • Understand what Azure Storage is, how it compares to SQL Azure, and when to choose one over the other
  • Expose your data via OData to allow Silverlight, javascript, and other web enabled technologies to access and query your data

Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating rich media applications and line of business applications for the web and desktop.

Microsoft Windows Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting, and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform.

Silverlight allows you to integrate with Windows Azure and create and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on Windows Azure.

This book shows you how to create and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on Windows Azure.

Integrating Silverlight and Windows Azure can be difficult without guidance. This book will take you through all the steps to create and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on the Windows Azure platform. The book starts by providing the steps required to set up the development environment, providing an overview of Azure. The book then dives deep into topics such as hosting Silverlight applications in Azure, using Azure Queues in Silverlight, storing data in Azure table storage from Silverlight, accessing Azure blob storage from Silverlight, relational data with SQL Azure and RIA, and manipulating data with RIA services amongst others.

  • This book and e-book details how enterprise Silverlight applications can be written to take advantage of the key features of Windows Azure to create scalable applications
  • Provides an overview of the Windows Azure platform and how the different technologies can be integrated within your enterprise application
  • Examines ways that distributed asynchronous systems can be created to allow scalable processing
  • Learn from a distinguished author with tips, tricks, and hands on experience to create scalable enterprise Silverlight applications that run on the Windows Azure platform
Page Count 304
Course Length 9 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781849683128
Date Of Publication 19 Mar 2012


David Burela

David Burela works full time as a senior .Net consultant for an Australian consulting firm. At university, he did a Bachelor of Computer Science, a Masters of Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). He uses this unique mixture of technical and business skills to help the clients he consults for. David loves researching the latest cutting edge technologies and frameworks and is heavily invested in Windows Azure, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7. This passion for researching and learning sees him helping out with the developer community. He ran a local .Net user group for 3 years and currently runs the Melbourne Silverlight user group. While running user groups is enjoyable, presenting at them is more fun. He keeps his presentation skills sharp by delivering talks every few months on a variety of topics. David has been recognized for his abilities and contributions with numerous awards. In 2007, David was recognized for his contributions to the community and was a state finalist for the Australian government's "Young Australian of the Year" award. In 2008 David entered into a global programming competition run by Microsoft and competed against winning teams from over 80 different countries. David and his team won the global competition with their cloud based agriculture system that would assist farmers and growers in drought stricken regions. In 2010, David entered into another Microsoft programming competition, this time for Windows Phone 7, and was runner up for his submission. The phone application told residents in Sydney Australia if it was safe to swim at the local beaches that day.