Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
Editor's Note: This post was originally published by Tom Dykstra on December 20, 2012 on the .NET Web Development and Tools Blog
Last month, the .NET Web Development and Tools blog published a new tutorial series and accompanying sample application that shows how to work with Windows Azure Storage tables, queues, and blobs in a multi-tier application that uses ASP.NET MVC 4 and ASP.NET Web API.
The sample application is an email service that runs in a Windows Azure Cloud Service. The front-end is a web role that manages mailing lists, subscribers, and messages. The back-end is a pair of worker roles that handle scheduling and sending emails.
There are five tutorials: one provides an overview of the application, one shows how to download and run the completed application, and three show how to build the application from scratch in Visual Studio.
Here are links to the tutorials, with a sampling of what you can find in them:
Feedback is welcome; you can post comments here or on the tutorials themselves. One thing we know still needs work is the formatting of code blocks: the tutorials were written in Markdown, and we haven’t found a way to copy and paste code from Visual Studio into Markdown that preserves line spacing and indentation when the Markdown is rendered into HTML. Suggestions for dealing with that issue are welcome also.
-- Tom Dykstra