Windows Azure

book coverWindows Azure Platform, Tejaswi Redkar, Apress, 2009)

This book might interest programmers using Microsoft cloud systems. It introduces basic programming for individual Azure components, including storage ( blobs, queues tables), appfabric access control, and SQL. This book is verbose and frustrating, at least in the first 100 pages. 550 pages.

Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure

book coverCloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform, Roger Jennings, Wiley, 2009

This book will interest programmers using Microsoft cloud systems. It introduces basic programming for individual Azure components, including storage, SQL Data Services, and .NET Services. The online ebook is here. The OPL does not have a paper copy, so disregard the following link.