CHAPTER 5Windows Azure app services

Running applications is the heart of what Windows Azure is all about. To enable running your business applications in the cloud, Windows Azure provides services for managing user identity, enabling applications to interact with each other, push out notifications to users, deliver compelling media experiences, and more. This chapter examines the Windows Azure app services available at the time of writing.

Windows Azure AD

Managing identity is foundational to the security of any application that users can interact with. Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD) is a cloud-based version of Active Directory that provides a subset of the functionality of the familiar Active Directory Domain Services (AD ...

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