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IT’s actually about hybrid deployment. When using Azure Storage from non-Azure applications – such as WinForms/WPF or ConsoleApps- the default project template for those projects uses .net Framework Client Profile, within which one cannot use any of the Storage Client Library. You can learn more in my post on Windows Azure Storage Tips.
I ask them: Are you (or your on-premise deployment) ISO 27001/2005 certified? Do you have a geo-replicated storage for major disaster recovery? Can you provision a SQL Server instance with a single click, within a blink of an eye? You don’t have to shut down your IT Pro department; you just need to educate them to use the Cloud. There is nothing more secure and reliable than the Cloud.
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