Everything you need to get started with Microsoft Azure and apply it across a range of situations. Author Henry Li 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.
Pro SQL Azure introduces you to Microsoft's cloud-based delivery of its enterprise-caliber, SQL Server database management systemshowing you how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios.
Pro Team Foundation Service gives you a jump start into Microsofts cloud-based ALM platform, taking you through the different stages of software development. Every project needs to plan, develop, test and release software and with agile practices often at a higher pace than ever before.
In Pro WF 4.5, you'll find the insight and direction for understanding how to build workflows using WF 4.5 and host them as long-running services using Microsofts Windows Server, for on-premises work, and Azure AppFabric, for hosting workflows in the cloud.
SQL Server T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Azure and SQL Server. It provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks.
Learn to architect and build cloud services using the Windows Azure platform. Best practices and techniques for using Windows Azure, SQL Azure and Windows Azure AppFabric are supported by a thorough overview of architectural concepts.
Learn to build flawless cloud services using the four components of the Azure Services Platform. Best practices and techniques for using Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services are supported by a thorough overview of architectural concepts to ensure you make use of the platform to its full potential.