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Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook by Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren

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Running a Silverlight application from the cloud

Applies to Silverlight 3, 4 and 5

In the two previous recipes, we moved both the database and the service layer into the cloud. So far, the Silverlight application still runs from a locally-hosted page. This means that both the XAP as well as the page (which can be ASPX, HTML, or even PHP) are still running from our own servers, while the service and the database being accessed are in the cloud already.

In this recipe, we'll take things one last step further—we will host the website hosting the Silverlight application in the cloud as well.

Getting ready

For this recipe, of course you need an account on Windows Azure as well. To follow along with this recipe, you need to complete the two previous recipes ...

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