Microsoft Patterns & Practice team have released Twenty four design patterns Each pattern is provided in a common format that describes the context, solution, considerations for applying the pattern, and an example based on Windows Azure.

Two primers and eight guidance topics Basic knowledge and descriptions of good practice techniques for developing cloud-hosted applications.

Ten sample applications Usage of the design patterns described in this guide. You can use and adapt the source code to suit your own specific requirements.

About patterns & practices

The Microsoft Patterns & Practices team is responsible for delivering applied engineering guidance that helps software architects, developers, and their teams take full advantage of Microsoft’s platform technologies in their  application development project.

Their goal is to help software development teams be more successful with the Microsoft application platform. We do this by delivering guidance that:

─     Helps to simplify the Microsoft application platform.

─     Provides solution guidance to common problems.

─     Helps development teams grow their skills and learn.

For more information: http://www.microsoft.com/practices

How to get it the new Windows Azure Cloud Patterns & Practices?

You can view the documentation at http://aka.ms/cloud-design-patterns .

The sample code is available for download at http://aka.ms/cloud-design-patterns-sample. A poster, book, and PDF is coming soon.

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