A new book, "Windows Azure Platform: Articles from the Trenches Volume 1" is now available as a free PDF download. You can also view the book on slideshare.net (requires Slideshare login to download).
If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can buy the book from lulu.com here.
- Tools and steps for getting started.
- Architecture, costs and risks.
- How to build Azure applications in teams, continuous integration
- Using Java with Azure.
- How to automatically scale instances.
- Using Azure drive for storage.
- Integrating Bing maps.
- Azure tables as a NoSQL solution.
- Queries and Azure storage.
- Worker role.
- Logging, diagnostics, health monitoring.
- How to connect your application to Azure services
- Connecting to SQL Azure in less than five minutes.
- Real-time Azure roles using AppFabric.
- and much more.
The book is written by 15 developers who share their experience and tips on building for the Windows Azure Platform.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation