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Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services by Wouter de Kort William Ryan and Shane Milton

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Objective 5.6: Share assemblies between multiple applications and servers

Your web applications and services consist of assembly files. Those assemblies contain all the code that you have written and metadata that describes your code. The code that you use from the .NET Framework is also contained in assembly files.

A large part of the deployment of a web application or service consists of the assembly files. You can choose to deploy your assemblies locally with your application, or you can deploy them to a centralized location (the GAC) on a server in which the assemblies are then shared by every application that needs them.

To be able to deploy an assembly to the GAC, you need to sign it with a strong name. This also means that you version your ...

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