Want Some Windows Azure AppFabric Goodness?

I just finished a project producing scripts and demos for count ‘em: lucky 13 videos for Windows Azure AppFabric. I managed to spend more time in Visual Studio than I have in years .. and it was actually quite fun.

These videos target the breadth developer and get you off on the right foot with "An Introduction to Windows Azure AppFabric”. From there, we introduce several new services, highlighted below.

Windows Azure AppFabric Cache
The AppFabric Cache is a distributed, in-memory, application caching service for Windows Azure and SQL Azure applications. The cache  provides applications with high-speed access, scale and high availability to application data. The service requires no installation or instance management, and can be resized dynamically to meet your needs.

Windows Azure Service Bus Topics
Topics enable one-to-many message delivery and filter rules which ensure delivery to relevant systems in a publish / subscribe model. Topics are provisioned in code, requiring no installation or instance management.

Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
Queues enable your application to be more resilient by providing an always-present receipt location for messages, even if the receiving listener is offline. Queues can also load-level your application when traffic spikes occur, or load-balance .the application to improve processing performance.

Windows Azure Service Bus Relay
The Service Bus Relay supports Service Remoting: a way to expose on-premises services so they be called by Cloud components, and One-Way messaging, a means to send to one or many recipients.

The video series includes both “what is” and “how to”pivots, complete with code samples so you can try these new services out for yourself. Visit the AppFabric Demos Channel on CodePlex.

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About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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