Windows Azure Learning Plan - Architecture

This is one in a series of posts on a Windows Azure Learning Plan. You can find the main post here. This one deals with what an Architect needs to know about Windows Azure.


General Architectural Guidance

Overview and general  information about Azure - what it is, how it works, and where you can learn more.

Cloud Computing, A Crash Course for Architects (Video)

Patterns and Practices for Cloud Development

Design Patterns, Anti-Patterns and Windows Azure

Application Patterns for the Cloud

Architecting Applications for High Scalability (Video)

Windows Azure Internals by Mark Russanovich (Video and PPT available) 

Cloud Application Architecture Patterns (Video)

Video Tourof the Microsoft Datacenters

Key Differences Between Public and Private Clouds

Microsoft Application Platform at a Glance

Designing for Cloud Optimized Architecture 

Example Application for Windows Azure

Implementation Guidance

Practical applications for the architect to consider

5 Enterprise steps for adopting a Platform as a Service

Performance-Based Scaling in Windows Azure

Windows Azure Guidance for the Development Process

Microsoft Developer Guidance Maps

How to Build a Hybrid On-Premise/In Cloud Application

Practical Windows Azure Design Patterns

Slides and Links for Windows Azure Platform Best Practices

AppFabric Architecture and Deployment Topologies guide

Windows Azure Platform Appliance

Integrating Cloud Technologies into Your Organization

Interoperability with Open Source and other applications; business and cost decisions

Interoperability Labs at Microsoft

Windows Azure Service Level Agreements