|About the Book|
The Windows Azure platform has expanded the idea of what is possible with cloud based computing. A crack team of Azure MVP developers has come together to deliver a truly dynamic book, exploring topics that will appeal to a wide set of interests.MoreThe Windows Azure platform has expanded the idea of what is possible with cloud based computing. A crack team of Azure MVP developers has come together to deliver a truly dynamic book, exploring topics that will appeal to a wide set of interests.Starting with mobile applications development, the team looks at how to integrate iPhone, Windows Phone 7, and Android into Azure solutions. From there, they explore fundamental concepts like distributing media, storing documents, and using the Azure service bus. The team reaches out to state of the art projects like integrations with Facebook, Twitter, geospatial mapping--even running PHP and Java applications in Azure.In addition to these topics, they will teach you to how to build a freight tracking system on Windows Azure Silverlight that uses geospatial data, how to implement a Back Office solution that deals with high volume transactions from multiple trading partners, how to process massive images in a High Performance Computing context based on a joint venture program called Be a Martian (a joint project between Microsoft and NASA), and how to perform Enterprise Integration with Active Directory using the Azure Service Bus.Truly, any Windows Azure developer will find new material and approaches to development in this book that arent covered anywhere else. What youll learn How to integrate mobile devices and applications into Azure solutions. Distribute media using Blobs and CDN Interact with Facebook and Twitter Use SQL Azure and Silverlight for geospatial mapping Develop High Performance Computing (HPC) Run PHP and Java applications in Azure Who this book is forAll Windows Azure developers who are interested in pushing the limits of the Azure platform.