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Microsoft Azure Development Cookbook Second Edition by Neil Mackenzie, Roberto Freato

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Setting up solutions and projects to work with Cloud Services

Microsoft Azure Cloud Service is the paradigm for PaaS. As such, Microsoft Azure provides a high-level, application-hosting environment, which is modeled on services, roles, and instances. The specification of the roles in the service is referred to as the service model.

As we mentioned earlier, Microsoft Azure supports two types of roles: web roles and worker roles. We said that a web role is essentially a worker role plus IIS because they comply with the same running model where there is an entry point that interacts with the Azure environment and our custom code, regardless of whether it is a web app or batch process.

Microsoft Azure provides us with a comprehensive set of command-line ...

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