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Windows Azure

In this chapter, you will be introduced to Microsoft’s cloud platform—Windows Azure—and how you can create applications that run in this platform. After a brief introduction to the cloud, you first learn about Web Sites, Cloud Services, and Virtual Machines. You then learn about table storage and blobs, which are used to store data in Azure. You finish off the chapter by learning about Windows Azure’s SQL Database, which is the Azure version of Microsoft SQL Server.

The Cloud

So, what is the cloud? To understand it, you need to take a step back and think about how the Internet is represented in a lot of design ...

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