Sharpcloud and Factonomy - Real World Windows Azure Projects

Sharpcloud application is a visual, social and analytical environment that allows users to discuss and view information to help their strategic planning. The user interface is very rich, very dynamic, and is based on Silverlight, whilst all the backend processing and storage runs on Windows Azure.David Gristwood talks to Graeme Bryce, from Factonomy, about the […]

Sharpcloud application is a visual, social and analytical environment that allows users to discuss and view information to help their strategic planning. The user interface is very rich, very dynamic, and is based on Silverlight, whilst all the backend processing and storage runs on Windows Azure.

David Gristwood talks to Graeme Bryce, from Factonomy, about the framework they have built on the Azure platform, which's being used by MoneyDasboard.com. In particular, he finds out what first attracted them to Azure platform, what design choices they made around Windows Azure and SQL Azure storage, and what approaches they've taken to handling upgrades and maintenance.