Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
The Windows Azure IX (Information Experience) team has made it easier to browse their product documentation. Beautiful. They added a Windows Azure How-To Index of their content to the MSDN Library. I think it’s great to see a shift to more How-To and task-oriented content. I think that naming with How-To, also makes it easier to find articles that might relate to your scenario or task.
Here is the collection of How-Tos you will find when you browse the index:
How to: Build a Windows Azure Application
How to: Use the Windows Azure SDK Tools to Package and Deploy an Application
How to Configure a Web Application
How to: Manage Windows Azure VM Roles
How to: Administering Windows Azure Hosted Services
How to: Deploy a Windows Azure Application
How to: Upgrade a Service
How to: Manage Upgrades to the Windows Azure Guest OS
How to: Configure Windows Azure Connect
The experience team still has a lot of work. Particularly in the new stuff areas. They rush the code out the door - which I generally don't mind except the documentation is always WAY-WAY behind. It seems that the community figures it out long before the docs get to the site. I do this stuff for a living and I do know about documentation.