Webcast: Windows Azure Jump Start Series for Architects and Developers

Building Cloud Applications with the Windows Azure PlatformThis session provides an engaging overview of why the Cloud is such a popular choice for applications, and how the Windows Azure Platform is the best alternative for you and your team.Windows Azure Overview:This session deals with options for sensitive data, considerations from a legal and regulatory perspective, […]

Building Cloud Applications with the Windows Azure Platform

This session provides an engaging overview of why the Cloud is such a popular choice for applications, and how the Windows Azure Platform is the best alternative for you and your team.

Windows Azure Overview:

This session deals with options for sensitive data, considerations from a legal and regulatory perspective, and the availability of Cloud resources.

Introduction to Compute:

This is Part 1 of a two-part section and covers the following components of the Application Life Cycle: Design, Development, and Deployment.

Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 1:

This is Part 2 of a two-part section and covers the following components of the Application Life Cycle: Testing, Management, Scale and Upgrade.

Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 2:

This is Part 1 of a two-part section and covers the following options for storage as well as ways to access storage when leveraging the Windows Azure Platform: Non-Relational Storage, Relational SQL Azure Storage, Blobs, Drives, RESTful web services, and Content Delivery Networks (CDN).

Windows Azure Storage, Part 1:

This is Part 2 of a two-part section and covers the following options for storage as well as ways to access storage when leveraging the Windows Azure Platform: Queues, Tables, RESTful web services.

Windows Azure Storage, Part 2:

This session provides an introduction to SQL Azure, including Motivation, Architecture, Working with SQL Azure and Sync.

Introduction to SQL Azure:

This session walks users through how to perform diagnostics in the Cloud. It covers the Diagnostics Monitor, ways to collect diagnostics data, persisting data in Windows Azure Storage and common usage scenarios.

Windows Azure Diagnostics:

This is Part 1 of a two-part section and walks users through options for Security in the Cloud. It covers the advantages and disadvantages of Role base Identity vs. Claim based Identity and Windows Identity Framework (WIF).

Windows Azure Security, Part 1:

This is Part 2 of a two-part section and walks users through options for Security in the Cloud. It covers Access Control Service (ACS) and Shared Access Signatures.

Windows Azure Security, Part 2:

This is Part 1 of a two-part section and helps learners understand how to ensure appropriate scalability, caching and elasticity into their applications using the Windows Azure Platform. Achieving linear scale, scaling up vs. scaling out, and choosing VM sizes are covered.

Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 1:

This is Part 2 of a two-part section and also includes some Q&A discussion covering various aspects of content from the entire course. Approaches to caching and cache storage, as well as the automation of scaling are among the topics covered.

Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 2, and Q&A: