CHAPTER 2

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Painless Hosting with Azure

In this chapter we show you how to host a simple application that displays a Bing Map on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Cloud computing provides agile IT for businesses and developers. If a business wanted to deploy a new web application, the traditional method of deployment would require that the business set up the necessary hardware, software, operations, and support team in order to host this application on premise. With cloud computing, all of the infrastructure needed to deploy that application would already be available on the cloud, thereby reducing the necessary setup time and ...

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