Chapter 4. It’s time to run with the service

This chapter covers

  • Interacting with Windows Azure via the ServiceRuntime assembly
  • Defining your Windows Azure role
  • Configuring your Windows Azure role

In the last chapter we got into the guts of the infrastructure and architecture of Windows Azure. During that chapter we introduced the concept of the service model and how it’s used by the FC to manage your role.

In this chapter we’ll take some time out to look at the parts of the service model that we didn’t get to mess around with much (specifically the service definition and service configuration files). But first, let’s spend a little time with the Service Management API.

4.1. Using the Windows Azure Service Management API

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