Everything that you read these days seems to suggest that you should be moving to the cloud. But where do you start? Which applications and services should you be moving? How do you build the bridge between on-premises and the cloud? And more importantly, what should you be looking out for along the way? In this session, we explore how the Tribune Company has embraced the Windows Azure platform (including Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Azure, Windows Azure AppFabric, and Project codename “Dallas”) to enhance and extend new and existing applications. We explore how they leverage elastic storage, scalable Web and Worker roles, leverage parallel and distributed compute, and handle inter- and intra-organizational communications. This session provides you with specific examples of cloud architectures (with examples) that will help you evaluate the Windows Azure platform for your next project.