Windows Azure beginner starting links

I’m compiling a list of good blogs/articles that i find to help anyone that is beginning with windows Azure get up to speed.



Visual Studio development

Screencast of how to use azure tools

Quick lap around VS2008 azure tools (very nice)

Service project vs. Role project

Development fabric & storage integration


Azure training kit

Degugging storage

Integrating LiveID/AD into Azure projects

New role templates

Enabling Windows live tools in Visual studio

F# worker role


Azure management tools

Live services poster


Azure services platform

Azure blobs

Azure Tables

By David Burela

My notes from PDC08 Day 2 Keynote 2

COMPLETEY demo driven, but I wouldn’t really recommend watching this one

Azure is built using web standards (uri, HTTP, XML)
Exposes functionality so you can use it
Gives you choices/options for how you can take your code and hook your apps into it

Show an application that they built that lists processes on a box via a RESTful service.
Var request = WebRequest.Create(url
Showing how to manually call GET or DELETE against a RESTful service to list/kill the processes.

Net services Service bus
Going to host this service so that others can use it

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