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Saas vs. Software + Services
Saas vs. S+S Saas is an architectural paradigm where a solution architecture can benefit from the economies of scale of the data and behavior of that architecture being built and hosted in the cloud by a third party in a multitenant fashion. Software + Services is an architectural paradigm where a solution architecture can achieve some of the same economies of scale as Saas while simultaneously benefiting from the synergies and efficiencies of the data and behavior of that architecture being partly ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:54 PM

fault domains and upgrade domains
If you deploy 10 instances of a web role. e.g. your website on 10 servers for scale and availability purposes. You wouldnt want to put all ten on one rack just in case that rack gets hosed. You'd want to follow some best practice and maybe host them across two racks. 5 on one rack in location X and 5 on another rack in location Y. If one server goes down on the rack in location Y you are good, theres 4 others still working and the Azure fabric will bring up the 5th as soon as it can. If the whole ......

Posted On Friday, February 13, 2009 9:33 PM

Since Azure APIs for windows Azure Storage are REST heres a .NET Rest Book.
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Posted On Friday, February 13, 2009 1:29 PM

NYC User Group: Silverlight Outside The Browser: Live Framework & Mesh Enabled Applications
Thursday, February 19, 2009 Silverlight Outside The Browser: Live Framework & Mesh Enabled Applications Subject: You must register at https://www.clicktoattend.c... in order to be admitted to the building and attend. Live Framework has arrived to provide a uniform way for programming Live Services. While this in itself is an exciting story it really doesn't end there. Within Live Framework exists the ability to create Mesh Enabled applications that span Web, PC and ......

Posted On Friday, February 13, 2009 9:25 AM

The NYC Azure Cloud Computing Group meets again February 23, 2009
The NYC Azure Cloud Computing Group meets again February 23, 2009 Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor, NYC, NY 6:00 - 8:00 pm http://www.clicktoattend.co... BE SURE TO REGISTER... Space fills up fast and Building Security Requires it. This month... Chris Rolon, Architectural Consultant Neudesic LLC will be presenting on... Azure Cloud Storage When trying to build services that are highly scalable, durable and always available, the storage of data is critical. In this session ......

Posted On Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:21 PM

Azure Services Training Kit February 2009 Update
get it here... http://www.microsoft.com/do... The Azure Services Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Azure Services Platform. The February release includes the following updates: 19 demo scripts that walkthrough several of the services 10 presentations covering the entire Azure Services Platform ......

Posted On Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:13 PM

Azure Architecture 101: Putting it all together
Just thought I'd summarize what I've learned so far ... a particular slide stood out for me.... Box in white around everything is the service and everything outside of it is the public internet. LB is a load balancer which takes input off the public internet and feeds it to the webrole ‘N’ = as may copies of the webrole you want all distributed behind the load balancer. This is the only way that input is coming into the system. No one in the world can hit and IP address of one of your boxes directly. ......

Posted On Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:36 PM

Quick and Dirty List of things needed for successful Azure study.
Read or watch ============ Read “What is Azure” web site http://www.microsoft.com/az... Read the white paper by David Chappell http://download.microsoft.c... Watch the PDC 2008 session “A Lap Around Windows Azure” by Manuvir Das http://channel9.msdn.com/pd... He has an alternative presentation (40 minutes) here http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Install ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:33 PM

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