Windows Azure Developer Guidance Map


Welcome to the Windows Azure Developer Guidance Map! This map is a consolidated index of Windows Azure content collections for developers. The primary content collections included in this map are: Code Samples, How Tos, Videos, and Training. Within the content collections, the resources are organized by Windows Azure features, common tasks, and common categories for Windows Azure development.

Usage Scenarios

• Use the map to discover the various sources of developer content at Microsoft

• Use the map to find some of the most useful content for helping you solve your problems with Silverlight

• Use the map as an example to help you create your own map of content resources

Mental Model

Sources of Windows Azure Developer Guidance

You can think of this as a “topology map” of some of the main sources of Windows Azure developer guidance from Microsoft. Simply by knowing what types of resources are available (code, forums, documentation, training, etc.), and by knowing where to look, you improve your success at finding the resources you need to get your job done, whether that’s figuring out how to code for a particular scenario, ramping up on the technology, or finding the latest news. Here is a summary of the various channels and some of what they have to offer:

Category Items
Home • Windows Azure –
MSDN Hub • MSDN Cloud Hub –
MSDN Dev Center • Windows Azure Dev Center –
MSDN Library • Windows Azure Platform –

• Windows Azure API Reference –

Channel 9 • Windows Azure Platform Training Course –


• AppFabric –

• Azure –

• AzurePlatform –

• Cloud –

• SQL + Azure –

• Windows+Azure –

Code Samples All-in-One Code Framework

• Windows Azure Code Samples –

Code Gallery

• Windows Azure Code Samples –

Forums • Windows Azure App Platform –

• Windows Azure Marketplace –

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