Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration

A step-by-step guide to creating and running scalable Silverlight Enterprise Applications on the Windows Azure platform with this book and ebook

Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration

David Burela

A step-by-step guide to creating and running scalable Silverlight Enterprise Applications on the Windows Azure platform with this book and ebook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683128
Paperback304 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 2: Introduction to Windows Azure
Chapter 7: Relational Data with SQL Azure and Entity Framework
Chapter 9: Exposing OData to Silverlight Applications

What You Will Learn

  • 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

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Table of Contents

Chapter 2: Introduction to Windows Azure
Chapter 7: Relational Data with SQL Azure and Entity Framework
Chapter 9: Exposing OData to Silverlight Applications

Book Details

ISBN 139781849683128
Paperback304 pages
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