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Windows Azure Jump Start (02): Introduction to Compute

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Building Cloud Applications with the Windows Azure Platform

This session deals with options for sensitive data, considerations from a legal and regulatory perspective, and the availability of Cloud resources.

The Windows Azure Jump Start video series is for all architects and developers interested in designing, developing and delivering cloud-based applications leveraging the Windows Azure Platform. The overall target of this course is to help development teams make the right decisions with regard to cloud technology, the Azure environment and application lifecycle, Storage options, Diagnostics, Security and Scalability. The course is based on the Windows Azure Platform Training Course and taught by Microsoft Press authors, Manu Cohen-Yashar and David S. Platt.

As you’re enjoying the videos, you can access the content for this class, student files and links to demo code at the Windows Azure Born To Learn Forum.

Access to Windows Azure for the labs:
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Learn more about the Windows Azure Platform through training and certification options from Microsoft Learning.

Session 01: Windows Azure Overview
Session 02: Introduction to Compute
Session 03: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 1
Session 04: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 2
Session 05: Windows Azure Storage, Part 1
Session 06: Windows Azure Storage, Part 2
Session 07: Introduction to SQL Azure
Session 08: Windows Azure Diagnostics
Session 09: Windows Azure Security, Part 1
Session 10: Windows Azure Security, Part 2
Session 11: Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 1
Session 12: Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 2, and Q&A



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    It is interesing to hear that there are companies that have data centers for one day staff salary calculations?! How about processing the salary once a month on an sql express database that runs on  1GHz processor with 1 GB RAM? I am sure it is possible to process the salary for one million staff members in less than 10 minutes with the above configuration?! it is good that you did not mention their name here.
    The scientists example  completely makes the cloud computing an excellent way to go.

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