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  • Blog Post: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure – Moving File Content to Azure Storage

    Windows Azure provides scalable, available, and durable structured storage in the form of tables, blobs and queues. The tables contain entities, and the entities contain properties. The tables are scalable to billions of entities and terabytes of data, and may be partitioned across thousands of servers...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure – The Silverlight 3 Client

    New GUI Even though I created a new UI for the application, I reused much of the code as the functionality was nearly identical. I changed the color, location and size of the elements and added a few new ones. The new user interface is built using a both Expression Blend 3 and Visual Studio 2010....
  • Blog Post: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure – SOAP to REST

    Migrating the Sounds Familiar application services to the cloud prompted me to make a switch from SOAP to REST. Though it was not necessary to make the switch, REST has become the de-facto standard for public services. The modification to my existing services was not a major change. To assist me in...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure – Visual Studio 2010 Project Setup

    Setting up the project in Visual Studio 2010 is very straight forward: Click File –> New –> Project , select Cloud , provide a Name and click OK . Next select the type of Role you want to create. For hosting both a Silverlight client and WCF services, choose ASP.NET Web Role. Once the...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure – SQL Server to SQL Azure

    SQL Azure Database is a cloud database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides web-facing database functionality as a utility service. Cloud-based database solutions such as SQL Azure can provide many benefits including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability and reduced...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure – System Configuration

    Configure your Windows Azure Account and Development Environment To get started developing for Windows Azure you will need an account. Before you can have an account you will need a Windows Azure token. Request a token by completing the application here . Tokens are generally issued within a...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure – The Architecture

    The architecture for a rich internet application leverages the same logical model that all modern applications are based on: the n-tier service-oriented model. This diagram depicts the n-tier service-oriented layered architecture consisting of 3 layers, Presentation, Business and Data / Interop...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure

    Over the past three years I have been using my personal music website as a sandbox for experimenting with the latest Microsoft Application Platform features for building service oriented web applications. The last version of the site featured WCF SOAP services and a Silverlight 2 UI. The site was hosted...
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