@home with Windows Azure - Part 2 (of 4) - Setting Up The @home App
How does learning about cloud computing while contributing to scientific research sound to you? Join us for @home with Windows Azure and get a solid understanding of the Azure platform while giving back to a very deserving cause.
In addition to learning how to build apps for the cloud, you will deploy a solution that will contribute to Stanford University's Folding @home distributed computing project used to study protein folding. By simply running a piece of software, you can help scientists learn more about diseases like Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease and many cancers through banding together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every participant takes the project closer to understanding how protein folding is linked to certain diseases.
In addition to contributing directly to this project, Microsoft will also donate $10 per participant* to Stanford University to help the cause.
* - Up to $5,000 maximum.
Setting Up The @home with Windows Azure App
This screencast is the 2nd in a series of four detailing the steps of how to participate in @home with Windows Azure. In this screencast, you will explore the @home with Windows Azure application. You will learn how the Windows Azure developer tools work by running the app in the developer emulator. This will provide a preview of how the app functions when running in production, where it will contribute to Stanford University's Folding @home project.
You can view the other screencasts at the links below:
@home with Windows Azure - Part 1 (of 4) - Getting Your Windows Azure 90-day FREE Trial Account