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Application Building Made Easy Using Packt’s Latest Silverlight and Windows Azure Book and E-book

March 22, 2012

Packt brings to you Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration, a new book and e-book for developers which shows how to build and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on Windows Azure. Written by a senior .Net consultant, David Burela, this book contains various tips and tricks required to create scalable enterprise Silverlight applications that run on the Windows Azure platform

(PRWEB) March 21, 2012

Packt brings to you Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration, a new book and e-book for developers which shows how to build and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on Windows Azure. Written by a senior .Net consultant, David Burela, this book contains various tips and tricks required to create scalable enterprise Silverlight applications that run on the Windows Azure platform.

Integrating Silverlight and Windows Azure is always tough without proper guidance, and this book provides a step by step tutorial that displays how to attain the required tool-set in order to create and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on Azure. Developers will be familiarized with steps required to set up an Azure development environment and delve further into complex features such as hosting Silverlight applications in Azure, using Azure Queues in Silverlight, manipulating data with RIA services and many more.

Silverlight is a free plugin and a powerful development tool for creating rich media applications and providing an interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Windows Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform. Silverlight allows an integration with Windows Azure in order to create and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on Windows Azure.

After reading the Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration book, developers will learn the basics that make up the Azure platform and understand Azure storage. It will help them improve the development of business applications using various frameworks like WCF RIA Services. It also covers essential topics enabling readers to partition a relational database into shards in order to improve scalability and performance.

Some of the principal chapters emphasized in this book are:

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: Introduction to Windows Azure

Chapter 3: Hosting Silverlight Applications in Azure

Chapter 4: Using Azure Queues with Silverlight

Chapter 5: Accessing Azure Blob Storage from Silverlight

Chapter 6: Storing Data in Azure Table Storage from Silverlight

Chapter 7: Relational Data with SQL Azure and Entity Framework

Chapter 8: RIA Services and SQL Azure

Chapter 9: Exposing OData to Silverlight Applications

Chapter 10: Web-scale Considerations

Chapter 11: Application Authentication

Chapter 12: Using Azure AppFabric Caching to Improve Performance

All Microsoft Silverlight books and ebooks are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT Professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise publishes on Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google and SAP technologies.

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