Microsoft Patterns and Practices: Cloud Development

I was quite thrilled to contribute on both Cloud Development releases by the Microsoft Pattern and Practices team. These two books contain great insights in how to develop and migrate applications to Windows Azure. Summary How do you build applications to be scalable and have high availability? Along with developing the applications, you must also…

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Sending E-Mail from Windows Azure

Many custom-developed applications need to send email, whether it is a part of the registration process, a way of notifying users when important events occur or something else.  If you’re a .NET developer you’ve probably used classes of the System.Web.Mail namespace to accomplish this.  However these classes require access to an SMTP e-mail server to…

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Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – September Update

New release of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=413E88F8-5966-4A83-B309-53B7B77EDF78&displaylang=en The Windows Azure Platform 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 Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric. This…

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