Azure Design Patterns

I have a lot of learning resources you can find here at my blog, but I wanted to point one out this morning. It's a Silverlight application called "Azure Design Patterns". You can find it at, and it's an interesting way of looking at concepts and patterns for Azure interactively.

I use this quite often even in presentations to show definitions of terms, and to explain concepts within Azure. You can do the same when you're asked to explain a Platform as a Service like Azure. Explore the site to create a "map" of what you want to cover. The advantage of this approach is that you can leave your listeners with not only the material you cover, but other information they might want to learn.

Of course, it's not just for presentations. You can use this information for many of the technical concepts within Azure for your own learning, but you should be aware that it is not a "book-like" experience, meaning that you should probably use this site as a great reference less than a sequential learning plan.

Comments (5)

  1. Steve Kaschimer says:

    Ouch… someone went a little crazy with the animations for the page objects. It was slightly distracting, but the information is very useful. Thanks for posting

  2. David Pallmann says:

    Thanks for mentioning the site. I want to let readers know that will be getting an overhaul in the near future with expanded content on each pattern, in tandem with the roll-out of my upcoming Windows Azure Architecture Book. Stay tuned!

  3. Pini Krisher says:


    Its help me to make things Orginzed in the Cloud World…

    as R&D manager in software company its makes life easier to explain the strong people some things…

  4. David Pallmann says:

    Thought I'd mention has been re-launched as an HTML5 web site with expanded content.…/relaunching-azuredesignpatternscom-with.html

  5. BuckWoody says:

    David – Awesome! Thanks for posting that.

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