A new book, "Windows Azure Platform: Articles from the Trenches Volume 1" is now available as a free PDF download. You can also view the book on slideshare.net (requires Slideshare login to download).

If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can buy the book from lulu.com here.

Sections include:

  • Tools and steps for getting started.
  • Architecture, costs and risks.
  • How to build Azure applications in teams, continuous integration
  • Using Java with Azure.
  • How to automatically scale instances.
  • Using Azure drive for storage.
  • Integrating Bing maps.
  • Azure tables as a NoSQL solution.
  • Queries and Azure storage.
  • Worker role.
  • Logging, diagnostics, health monitoring.
  • How to connect your application to Azure services
  • Connecting to SQL Azure in less than five minutes.
  • Real-time Azure roles using AppFabric.
  • and much more.

The book is written by 15 developers who share their experience and tips on building for the Windows Azure Platform.

 

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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