This book is the second volume in a planned series about Windows Azure technology platform. Volume 1, Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Windows Azure Platform, provides an introduction to Windows Azure, discusses the cost model and application life cycle management for cloud-based applications, and describes how to migrate an existing ASP.NET application to the cloud. This book demonstrates how you can create from scratch a multi-tenant, Software as a Service (SaaS) application to run in the cloud by using the latest versions of the Windows Azure tools and the latest features of the Windows Azure platform. The book is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates applications and services that run on or interact with the cloud. Although applications do not need to be based on the Microsoft Windows® operating system to work in Windows Azure, this book is written for people who work with Windows-based systems. You should be familiar with the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual Studio® development system, ASP.NET MVC, and Microsoft Visual C#® development tool.
Eugenio Pace is a Senior Program Manager in the patterns & practices group at Microsoft. He is responsible for developing guidance for migrating and building application for the Windows Azure platform and for Windows Phone 7. Before that he worked on architecture guidance for claims based identity and identity federation.
Dominic Betts is a principal technologist at Content Master, part of CM Group Ltd, a technical authoring and consulting company. An expert on developing applications with the Microsoft .NET Framework and Windows Azure, Dominic has produced numerous training courses, white papers, and other technical material on .NET, Windows Azure, and Microsoft BizTalk.
Scott Densmore works as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. His primary interests are cloud computing and mobile device computing.
Ryan Dunn is the Windows Azure Technical Evangelist and produces the popular Cloud Cover show on Channel 9. Prior to joining Microsoft.
Masashi Narumoto works on Microsoft’s patterns & practices team who delivers applied engineering guidance to Microsoft’s customers.
Matias Woloski is a Software Architect at Southworks who specializes on identity and cloud computing. For the past 10 years he has been designing and developing software and helping companies to take advantage of emergent technologies. He is a co-author of the “A Guide to Claims based Identity and Access Control”.