WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:
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As you’ve seen thus far, the new SharePoint app model includes a rich cloud integration model (called cloud-hosted applications). Although you can leverage broader web strategies when building and deploying your SharePoint app, Windows Azure is one of Microsoft’s primary cloud-based technologies that you’ll need to be familiar with when building your apps; it is key to the development model in SharePoint 2013.
Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform technology, and in and of itself, is a very powerful technology. It’s not just a place to deploy your code; a whole set of services exists that you as a developer can use in your SharePoint solution development. This chapter provides a deeper look at Windows Azure so you can leverage more of its underlying platform services.