Floating up into the Windows Azure Cloud

Microsoft’s Cloud Computing platform Windows Azure is nearing it’s debut as it will be launching publicly in January.  If you would like to get a head start head on over to the Windows Azure Getting Started page.

My community group Guelph Coffee and Code [coming soon: www.guelphcoffeeandcode.org] was invited to test out the Windows Azure Platform.  Our mission is to launch 20 applications into the cloud by the end of November. I have launched 2 applications thus far, the first was the my to do application from the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit, next I headed off to Code Plex and found a Windows Azure Sudoku Application [See my deployment here].

The Sudoku application Leverages ASP.NET, Silverlight, and WCF Web Services.  During the course of the video below, I will run you through publishing the application and deploying it into the cloud. The Sudoku application doesn’t require a Storage Service, but I went through the steps of setting one up just incase it would be helpful in your deployments.

I hope you enjoy the video, and enjoy your experiences floating in the cloud.

Notice: The video was hosted on a now deprecated service and is no longer available.

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