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  • Blog Post: Building Windows Azure Service Part7: Service Testing

    In this post, you will test the GuestBook application in the Development Fabric (aka, devfabric ). The devfabric is a simulated environment for developing and testing Windows Azure applications on your test machine. A Visual Studio project with source code is available at the end of this post to accompany...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Azure Service Part6: Service Configuration

    You can update your service's configuration while the service is running without taking the service offline. The service configuration (.cscfg) file contains the service's configuration. To change configuration information, you can either upload a new configuration file, or edit the configuration file...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Azure Service Part4: Web Role UI Handler

    In this post, you will create the UI that enables the user to perform read, write operations on the GuestBookEntry table. You will update the web role project generated when you created the Windows Azure service. Specifically, you will perform the following tasks: Add a page to the project that contains...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Azure Service Part3: Table Storage

    This post shows how to create a project that contains the classes to store guest entries in Windows Azure Table Storage . The Table Storage service offers semi-structured storage in the form of tables that contain collections of entities. Entities have a primary key and a set of properties, where a property...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Azure Service Part2: Service Project

    In this post, you will create a Windows Azure service project using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 . To create the Windows Azure service project From the start menu, select All Programs and right-click Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 . Choose Run as Administrator .If the User Account Control dialog appears...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Azure Service Part1: Introduction

    This is the first of several posts of a walkthrough whose goal is to build a cloud guest book service while exploring Windows Azure basic elements . I wrote these posts to share my experience in learning Microsoft implementation of cloud computing. If you are new to the technology, my posts can help...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows Azure Development Environment Essentials

    The Windows Azure development is a simulation environment which enables you to run and debug your applications (services) before deploying them. The development environment provides the following utilities: The development fabric utility. The development fabric is a simulation environment for running...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started With Windows Azure

    Cloud Computing Windows Azure Platform is Microsoft implementation of cloud computing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as follows: Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources...
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