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Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook by Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren

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Talking with services in the Windows Azure cloud

The Microsoft Azure platform that consists of Windows Azure (an operating system as a service), SQL Azure (a fully relational database in the cloud), and .NET Services (consumable web-based services that provide secure connectivity and federated access control for applications) is the talk of the town these days. It allows you to host your applications, services, and so on in the cloud instead of your own servers and automatically offers you scalability and data reliability, so you don't have to worry about these things anymore. Silverlight applications can talk to services in the cloud or can even be hosted as cloud applications themselves.

In this recipe, we'll learn how to achieve this.

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