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Programming Windows Azure

Author : Sriram Krishnan
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Learn the nuts and bolts of cloud computing with Windows Azure, Microsoft's new Internet services platform. Written by a key member of the product development team, this book shows you how to build, deploy, host, and manage applications using Windows Azure's programming model and essential storage services. Chapters in Programming Windows Azure are organized to reflect the platform's buffet of services. The book's first half focuses on how to write and host application code on Windows Azure, while the second half explains all of the options you have for storing and accessing data on the platform with high scalability and reliability. Lots of code samples and screenshots are available to help you along the way. Learn how to build applications using the Windows Azure toolset Discover how Windows Azure works under the hood, and learn the how and the why behind several features Choose to write application code in .NET or other languages such as C/C++, PHP, or Ruby Understand the various options for managing your service Get up to speed on Azure's storage services, including blobs, queues, and tables Build a secure backup system, and learn about cloud application security, cryptography, and performance

Windows Azure Platform

Author : Tejaswi Redkar
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The Windows Azure Platform has rapidly established itself as one of the most sophisticated cloud computing platforms available. With Microsoft working to continually update their product and keep it at the cutting edge, the future looks bright—if you have the skills to harness it. In particular, new features such as remote desktop access, dynamic content caching and secure content delivery using SSL make the latest version of Azure a more powerful solution than ever before. It’s widely agreed that cloud computing has produced a paradigm shift in traditional architectural concepts by providing new ways to both store and process data. The basic concepts of the cloud are now well understood throughout the industry. What is much less well understood, and the primary focus of this book, is how the the Windows Azure technology can be applied in real-world scenarios and made to work for you. This book answers those questions, demonstrating how all the features of Windows Azure—both old and new—can be put to work. By the time you’re done reading, you will be comfortable building high-quality end-to-end Windows Azure services of your own. The book, like the Azure platform itself, is divided into three key parts—Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure AppFabric. Each of these plays a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud applications as well as hybrid architectures that fit in alongside your business' existing systems. Pro Windows Azure Platform, Second Edition is a down-to-earth, code-centric book that shows precisely how the all the components of Windows Azure are employed, and demonstrates the techniques and best practices you'll need to put them to work.

Windows Azure Data Storage

Author : Bruce Johnson
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Make tools for storage accessible from Azure apps and any Internet connected app In Windows Azure Data Storage, author Bruce Johnson gives you all the tools you need to provide storage that is accessible both from Windows Azure applications and any application connected to the Internet. The book starts with an overview of the fundamental concepts, and then quickly dives in to configuring, scenario mapping, security, backup, recovery, and maintenance of the various data storage options. Contents include: Data Storage Options Local Storage Blob Storage Queue Storage Windows Azure Service Bus Table Storage Windows Azure SQL Database Migrating Data SQL Data Sync Windows Azure Data Storage is ideal for professionals looking to quickly utilize one of the data storage mechanisms in Azure.

Windows Azure Mobile Services

Author : Bruce Johnson
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Get up and running with Windows Azure Mobile Services Windows Azure Mobile Services (WAMS) is a turn-key backend solution for applications, mobile or otherwise, to utilize structured storage in the cloud. It includes basic data access functionality and built-in authentication with Microsoft Account, Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as push notification to the client app. This compact, to the point book gives you just what you need to get up and running with these tools. Demonstrates how to add, update, delete and retrieve data using standard .NET classes or REST-based requests Describes how Windows Azure Mobile Services supports authentication of the user and looks at the mechanism used to authenticate the user Features a number of examples that show how the WAMS scripting capability can be used to meet real-world business needs Examines the limits of Windows Azure Mobile Services, including scalability, database integration, and redundancy options This book shows you exactly how to take advantage of the functionality offered by Windows Azure Mobile Services.

Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud

Author : Danny Garber
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An essential resource for implementing and managing a cloudinfrastructure in Azure Serving as a critical resource for anyone responsible forstrategizing, architecting, implementing or managing a cloudinfrastructure, this book helps you understand what is hybrid ITand how it's applicable (and inevitable) in today's world ofemerging cloud. The team of authors focus on the Microsoft conceptof a private/public cloud, deploying a private cloud fabric,deploying services, and building a private cloud, as well asintegrating it with Microsoft's public cloud to create across-premises or public cloud. Looks at why hybrid IT is important to a business and whatbenefits a business can expect by adopting hybrid cloud Examines a cloud management platform and discusses why it isnecessary Walks you through the different kinds of solutions for ITproblems that may arise Places a focus on considerations for ensuring resiliency,availability, and scalability when designing hybrid solutions toprevent system failure and data loss Covers optimizing the performance of the hybrid cloud as wellas using tools that help you monitor and manage the performance ofthe hybrid cloud Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud helps you gain a betterunderstanding of the hybrid IT environments, why those cloudsshould be implemented, and how they impact business.

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Author : Mitch Tulloch
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We’re thrilled to share another free ebook with you: Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, by Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody. Here are the download links: Download the PDF (6.37 MB; 130 pages) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/PDF Download the EPUB (8.46 MB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/EPUB Download the MOBI (12.8 MB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/MOBI Download the code samples (6.83 KB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/CompContent Get a head start evaluating Windows Azure - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch. This guide introduces the latest features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. Topics include: Understanding Windows Azure Windows Azure Compute Services Windows Azure Network Services Windows Azure Data Services Windows Azure App Services Getting Started with Windows Azure

Introducing Windows Azure

Author : Henry Li
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Windows Azure is Microsoft's next-generation cloud-computing operating system and is designed to provide companies with new business opportunities as they migrate toward hosted services. Introducing Microsoft Azure provides all the information developers need to get started with this technology and apply it across a range of situations. Presented in a clear, concise manner, this book provides a carefully measured learning curve for surmounting the architectural and coding challenges that need to be faced when building a well-balanced Windows Azure service.

Mastering Hyper V 2012 R2 with System Center and Windows Azure

Author : John Savill
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This book will help you understand the capabilities of MicrosoftHyper-V, architect a Hyper-V solution for your datacenter, plan adeployment/migration, and then manage it all using native tools andSystem Center. Coverage also includes hybrid cloud scenariosspecifically with Windows Azure to complete the full virtualizationpiece of providing data both on premise and off premise. In addition, you will explore the Windows Azure capabilities forvirtual machines and managing a hybrid cloud, including WindowsAzure’s Internet as a Service (IaaS) and storagecapabilities, how seamless management is possible with PowerShelland System Center, plus how Azure Storage can play a part in acompany’s complete solution. Key topics covered include: virtualization fundamentals, networkvirtualization, storage configuration, Hyper-V management andmaintenance, failover clustering and migration, Hyper-V replica andcloud orchestration, private cloud implementation, Azure IaaS,Azure storage, managing with PowerShell, Hyper-V decoding, andWindows Server 2012 R2 integration.

Windows Azure Web Sites

Author : James Chambers
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A no-nonsense guide to maintaining websites in Windows Azure If you're looking for a straightforward, practical guide to get Azure websites up and running, then this is the book for you. This to-the-point guide provides you with the tools you need to move and maintain a website in the cloud. You'll discover the features that most affect developers and learn how they can be leveraged to work to your advantage. Accompanying projects enhance your learning experience and help you to walk away with a thorough understanding of Azure's supported technologies, site deployment, and management tools and how to monitor and scale their application. Addresses the creation, deployment, and scaling of applications Looks at supported project types and technologies Reviews source control integration and release management Walks you through scaling, configuring, and monitoring your site Provides a project built on the ASP.NET MVC framework that demonstrates many core features of Windows Azure websites Windows Azure Websites is an ideal resource for anyone who develops web applications and wants to move them to the cloud.

SOA with NET and Windows Azure

Author : Thomas Erl
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The Authoritative Guide to Building Service-Oriented Solutions with Microsoft .NET Technologies and the Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform In SOA with .NET and Windows Azure, top Microsoft technology experts team up with Thomas Erl to explore service-oriented computing with Microsoft’s latest .NET service technologies and Windows Azure innovations. The authors provide comprehensive documentation of on-premise and cloud-based modern service technology advancements within the Microsoft platform and further show how these technologies have increased the potential for applying and realizing service-orientation practices and goals. Specifically, the book delves into Microsoft enterprise technologies, such as: Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Windows Azure Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) Windows Azure AppFabric BizTalk Server Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) ...as well as industry service mediums, including WS-* and REST, and many related service industry standards and technologies. The book steps through common SOA design patterns and service-orientation principles, along with numerous code-level examples that further detail various technology architectures and implementations. Topic Areas This book covers the following primary topics: Microsoft Service Technologies Microsoft Enterprise Technologies On-Premise & Cloud-Based Service Topics Industry Service Technologies & Mediums Service-Oriented Technology Architectural Models Service-Orientation Design Paradigm Service-Orientation Design Principles SOA Design Patterns About the Web Sites This book series is further supported by a series of resources sites, including: www.soabooks.com www.soaspecs.com www.soamag.com www.serviceorientation.com www.soapatterns.org www.soaprinciples.com www.whatissoa.com

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure

Author : Scott Klein
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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. You can create and deploy a database in mere minutes that is accessible worldwide and takes advantage of SQL Database's high-availability features to protect your data while ensuring 99.9% uptime. SQL Azure is ideally suited for startups, who can benefit from instant access to a robust and secure web-accessible database platform for use in rapidly deploying new products to market. SQL Azure is also ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, giving them the same ability to deploy SQL Server as any large enterprise, but without the management overhead. Even large enterprises find SQL Azure useful in creating failover environments, development environments, extra capacity to handle surges in demand, and more. Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure covers the very latest in Microsoft’s fast-moving, cloud platform, showing how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You’ll learn to program SQL Azure from ASP.NET, from WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You’ll learn to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. You’ll learn the unique aspects of SQL Azure such as sharding and federation support that combine to place SQL Azure a step above and ahead of the competiton. Shows how to use SQL Azure from classic Windows applications, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation Covers management, performance, scalability, and troubleshooting Addresses the all-important issue of securing your data Helps you properly design for high-performance in a cloud environment Helps you adopt the new Federations feature in SQL Azure

Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform

Author : Roger Jennings
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Building Clouds with Windows Azure Pack

Author : Amit Malik
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Bring the benefits of Azure Pack to your cloud service and discover the secrets of enterprise class solutions About This Book Build, deploy and manage cloud solutions using combination of Windows Azure Pack, System Center and Hyper-V Impress your peers at work by learning to build applications that can leverage the cloud to meet the needs of your organization Get overall view about the functionalities of Azure Pack and understand how to build cloud fabric, Iaas, Paas, DBaaS offerings Who This Book Is For This book targets cloud and virtualization professionals willing to get hands-on exposure to Windows Azure Pack. It will help virtualization customers adopt cloud architecture and would also help existing cloud providers to understand the benefits of Azure Pack. This book will also be of use to cloud professionals from other platforms such as VMware/OpenStack to appreciate and evaluate Azure Pack. What You Will Learn Learn about Windows Azure Pack architecture Get Cloud Fabric ready and then plan , install and configure Windows Azure Pack solution Build VM clouds and IaaS offerings for private Cloud and service provider's Cloud solutions. Learn about planning and deployment of three Cloud services models of WAP - IaaS, PaaS(WebSites , Service Bus) , DBaaS(SQL, MySQL) Plan and manage Azure Pack plans, subscriptions and add on's for tenants Experience the solution built from tenant or customer point of view. Integrate Azure Pack with Service Management Automation(SMA) to automate your cloud Solution Extend your Azure Pack capabilities and integrate it with other vendors or solutions components such as VMware, Cloud Cruiser, etc. In Detail Windows Azure Pack is an on-premises cloud solution by Microsoft, which can be leveraged by Organizations and Services providers for building an enterprise class cloud solution. WAP provides consistent experience to Microsoft Azure, along with capabilities such as multi-tenancy, high density, self-service, automated. WAP can be leveraged to provide both IaaS & PaaS Offerings to internal and external customers. In this book, we will learn about planning and deployment of Cloud Fabric for Windows Azure Pack, Azure Pack components, VM Clouds and IaaS offerings, PaaS Offering including WebSites & Service Bus, DBaaS offerings, Automation with SMA, and extending capabilities with third party products integration and tenant experience for all services. Style and approach This book is a step by step guide accompanied by extensive screenshots to help existing cloud professionals understand what value Azure Pack can add in their cloud services and how it can be deployed.

Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage

Author : Paul Mehner
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Get the focused, pragmatic guidance you need to build professional cloud applications using Windows Azure Storage. This is one of the few books centered around Storage capabilities, and the author provides essential, expert coverage of the four key services - BLOB, tables, queues, and drives. Developers will gain hands-on insights, including detailed sections on business use cases and guidance for choosing the right storage option for the job. Provides architectural and programming guidance to professional developers and architects proficient with Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, and LINQ Illuminates when and how to use BLOB storage, table storage, queues, and Windows Azure Drive to build, host, and scale applications in Microsoft-managed datacenters Presents business-case context for choosing the right service for your scenario, e.g. readers will compare relational tables to Windows Azure tables to understand benefits and tradeoffs

Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook

Author : Neil Mackenzie
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Over 80 advanced recipes for developing scalable services with the Windows Azure platform.

Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration

Author : David Burela
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This book is a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to obtain the necessary toolset to create and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on Azure. The book also covers techniques, practical tips, hints, and tricks for Silverlight interactions with Azure. Each topic is written in an easy-to-read style, with a detailed explanation given and then practical step-by-step exercises with a strong emphasis on real-world relevance. If you are an application developer who wants to build and run Silverlight Enterprise applications using Azure storage, WCF Services, and ASP providers, then this book is for you. You should have a working knowledge of Silverlight and Expression Blend. However, knowledge of Azure is not required since the book covers how to integrate the two technologies in detail.

Windows Azure Developer s e Book Bundle

Author : Bruce Johnson
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A collection of five must-have Azure titles, from some of the biggest names in the field Available individually, but at a discounted rate for the collection, this bundle of five e-books covers key developer and IT topics of Windows Azure, including ASP.NET, mobile services, web sites, data storage, and the hybrid cloud. A host of Microsoft employees and MPVs come together to cover the biggest challenges that professionals face when working with Windows Azure. The e-books included are as follows: Windows Azure and ASP.NET MVC Migration Windows Azure Mobile Services Windows Azure Web Sites Windows Azure Data Storage Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud This invaluable bundle of e-books will get you up and running confidently and quickly with Windows Azure.

Windows Azure and ASP NET MVC Migration

Author : Benjamin Perkins
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Practical, real-world tools for migrating ASP.NET MVC to Windows Azure When IIS6 and Windows Server 2003 are no longer supported, you?ll need to migrate websites currently hosted on these technologies to newer technologies. This book comes to the rescue. It's packed with all the steps you need - all intertwined with real-world examples - to perform the migration of IIS6 and Windows Server 2003 websites to Windows Azure. Discusses different aspects of performance and scalability such as pipeline optimization, process model configuration, caching, minification, and bundling Shares an overview of the Windows Azure Cloud Service and the benefits it has over legacy configurations Looks at Windows Azure deployment features, provides steps for getting access to Windows Azure, and explains how to create the components necessary to host and successfully run a test website Windows Azure and ASP.NET MVC Migration is a must-have resource for making the transition to Windows Azure as smooth and successful as possible.

Windows Azure Programming Patterns for Start ups

Author : Riccardo Becker
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This book follows a step-by-step approach with clear transparent instructions, screenshots and code samples. This book is intended for Microsoft .NET developers who want to leverage the power of cloud and build a brand new service from scratch; it assumes a basic understanding of the .NET framework and C#.

Exam Ref 70 487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services MCSD

Author : William Ryan
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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-487—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing Windows Azure and web services. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Accessing data Querying and manipulating data by using the Entity Framework Designing and implementing WCF Services Creating and consuming Web API-based services Deploying web applications and services This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.