PDC 2009 Day 3: Building Hybrid Cloud Applications with Windows Azure and Service Bus

Thursday, November 19, 2009

In this PDC session, Clemens Vasters, Principal Technical Lead at Microsoft, showed how can an existing “regular” distributed enterprise application be migrated to the cloud. DinnerNow.NET The session revolved around the migrating the DinnerNow.NET sample application into the cloud. DinnerNow.net is a popular Microsoft sample illustrating IIS7, ASP.NET Ajax, LINQ, WCF, WF, WPF, PowerShell and .NET CF. This demo is interesting since it is an existing application code base which was not designed for the cloud, with parts that cannot run in the cloud (such as the kiosk application) and parts that we don’t want to run in the cloud (such as...
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PDC 2009 Day 1: Cloud: The Next Generation

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In the second PDC keynote, Bob Muglia, President of Server Applications & Tools, spoke of the Cloud Application Model as the next widespread and accepted software model: Mainframe. Client-Server. Web. SOA. Cloud Computing. According to Bob’s vision, cloud computing would be successful as it would enable some very complex scenarios such as scaling out, failure resiliency and many more which are hard to deal with today. Several announcements were made during the session, and these are highlighted below. Without a doubt, the most exciting announcement on my part is Microoft’s AppFabric, which is also described below. The Amazing Azure Demo Don Box and...
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