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Windows Azure Programming Patterns for Start-ups by Riccardo Becker

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Chapter 6. Key Features Explained

"We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making."

—Joseph Chilton Pearce

This chapter describes the features of Windows Azure Service Bus. Service Bus offers features that are not offered by any other cloud platform on the market. One important feature is the Service Bus that enables you to connect your on-premise services to Windows Azure services and beyond. The Access Control Service enables you to easily authenticate users without having to write complex authentication code ourselves. By using Windows Identity Framework (WIF) and supporting identity providers such as Live ID, Yahoo, and Facebook, it will be easy to use these identity providers as the main authentication mechanism in our own services. ...

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