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Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook by Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren

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Accessing a service in the cloud

Applies to Silverlight 3, 4 and 5

In the previous recipe, we moved the database, exposed over a service layer and used by a Silverlight application, to the cloud. This way, we leverage the power of the cloud on the database tier.

We can, however, go one step further. Instead of hosting the service layer on our own servers, we can also move the service layer into the cloud. In this case, the Silverlight application will communicate with the services, hosted in the cloud. These services in turn connect with the database, hosted in SQL Azure (as we looked at in the previous recipe).

In this recipe, we'll look at how we can move the services to become a Hosted Service in Windows Azure.

Getting ready

Just like the previous ...

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