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Get a head start evaluating Windows Azure - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch. This guide introduces the latest features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now.

Topics include:

  • Understanding Windows Azure

  • Windows Azure Compute Services

  • Windows Azure Network Services

  • Windows Azure Data Services

  • Windows Azure App Services

  • Getting Started with Windows Azure

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Copyright page
    3. Contents
    4. Introduction
    5. Chapter 1 Understanding Windows Azure
      1. What is Windows Azure?
        1. Why use the cloud?
        2. Resisting the cloud
      2. Windows Azure under the hood
        1. Windows Azure services
        2. Windows Azure components
      3. Windows Azure solutions
        1. Infrastructure
        2. Mobile
        3. Web
        4. Media
        5. Integration
        6. Identity & access management
        7. Big data
        8. Dev & test
        9. Storage, backup, & recovery
        10. Data management
      4. Windows Azure in action
        1. Cooltrax
        2. Open Knowledge Network (OKN)
      5. Windows Azure and the Cloud OS
      6. Learn more
    6. Chapter 2 Windows Azure compute services
      1. Web Sites
        1. Creating a new website
        2. Learn more
      2. Virtual Machines
        1. Provisioning a new virtual machine
        2. Learn more
      3. Cloud Services
        1. Creating and deploying cloud services
        2. Learn more
      4. Mobile Services
        1. Learn more
    7. Chapter 3 Windows Azure network services
      1. Virtual Network
        1. Creating virtual networks
        2. Learn more
      2. Traffic Manager
        1. Using Traffic Manager
        2. Learn more
    8. Chapter 4 Windows Azure data services
      1. Data Management
        1. SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
        2. Windows Azure SQL Database
        3. Tables
        4. BLOB storage
        5. Learn more
      2. HDInsight
        1. Learn more
      3. Business Analytics
        1. Windows Azure SQL Reporting
        2. Windows Azure Marketplace
        3. Learn more
      4. Backup
        1. Learn more
      5. Recovery Manager
        1. Learn more
      6. Cache
        1. Learn more
    9. Chapter 5 Windows Azure app services
      1. Windows Azure AD
        1. Using Windows Azure AD
        2. Learn more
      2. Multi-Factor Authentication
        1. Using Multi-Factor Authentication
        2. Learn more
      3. Messaging
        1. Windows Azure Queue
        2. Windows Azure Service Bus
        3. Windows Azure Notification Hubs
        4. Using Windows Azure Messaging Services
        5. Learn more
      4. BizTalk Services
        1. Learn more
      5. Media Services
        1. Learn more
    10. Chapter 6 Getting Started with Windows Azure
      1. Try Windows Azure
      2. For the latest on Windows Azure
      3. Ask questions about Windows Azure
    11. About the author
    12. Backmatter