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Tap into the power and potential of Microsoft's cloud technologies
As more and more companies turn to the cloud to cut IT costs and boost productivity, developers are left scrambling to get up to speed on this web-based service. Now you can discover what all the buzz is about. This guide explains how to prepare your environment for the cloud. It uncovers the ins and outs of Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Azure so you can easily scale your cloud to fit your business requirements. You'll be up and running in no time, providing immediate access to business-critical information.
Programming Microsoft's Clouds: Windows Azure and Office 365:
Unveils Office 365, including infrastructure services, SharePoint 2010 online, SharePoint online development, and Exchange online development
Discusses setting up Windows Azure, building Azure applications, programming, and debugging
Covers how to get the most out of Lync development
Shows how to leverage Blob storage to provide the backbone of your applications
Explores the AppFabric Service Bus, Access Control Services, and Connect fundamentals
Offers advice for deciding when to use Windows Azure or Office 365 and looks at hybrid solutions
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About the Author
Thomas Rizzo is a Senior Director in the Office 365 team at Microsoft. Previously, he was the senior director on the SharePoint team and the SQL Server team.
Razi bin Rais is Microsoft SharePoint Services MVP, MCPD SharePoint 2010 Developer, and MCITP SharePoint Administrator 2010.
Michiel van Otegem is Senior Software Architect at Sogeti Netherlands.
Darrin Bishop is a speaker, author, and developer focusing on SharePoint since the release of SharePoint Portal Server 2001.
George Durzi is a principal consultant at Clarity Consulting, working with clients to implement solutions based on Microsoft tools and technologies.
Zoiner Tejada is the President and chief problem solver at TejadaNET, providing strategic guidance to enterprises and startups leveraging cutting-edge Microsoft technologies.
David Mann is a cofounder of Aptillon, a leading SharePoint-focused consulting company, and a five-time SharePoint MVP.