Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service that allows cloud developers to build, test, manage, and deploy web applications and services. Its core areas of functionality are cloud and app services and virtual machines.

Microsoft Azure is the tool of choice among cloud developers owing to its tremendous capacity in achieving a seamless bond between the internal network and cloud infrastructure, thereby minimizes the number of on-site resources necessary for a developer team.

Here are some things every cloud developer who is constantly looking to up their game or proficiency with Azure should know about.

Ease and Security 

With Microsoft Azure, cloud developers have the luxury of creating new applications or create cloud versions. Azure is a Windows-based program, after all, so you could easily write programs in familiar languages and use tools and technologies that are supported by Windows.

 The NET Access Control Service and Security Assertion Markup Language in Azure regulate users’ access to applications and increases security as a result.

The System Resilience Function

This function helps cloud developers reduce the effects of service outages. How? The System Resilience Function decomposes applications into groups of micro-services that are redundant.

Each group is responsible for a simple function. Workarounds for irrelevant or failed features of businesses processed are automated. These actions serve to minimize the effects of service outages if and when they occur.

 Coding Practices for Cloud-Based Apps

The Windows Azure Training Kit (WATK) helps cloud developers to improve cloud-based apps and by extension, user experience.

Open the hands-on labs’ source code provided in the Visual Studio. This where you will be able to deploy and organize coding samples based on Windows Azure development functions. After which you run them to ascertain the user experience. To be on the safe side,  of course, you can readily contract local Azure consultants.

 App Availability and Data Durability Assurance

Loss of data is a perennial threat to the IT world. Microsoft Azure efficiently geo-replicated blob and table data between dual data hubs within the same geographical region ensures data doesn’t get recklessly lost in the digital abyss. So cloud developers can rest assured when it comes to keeping their data safe.

 Create Scalable Cost-effective Applications 

Microsoft Azure efficiently creates applications that scale between range of 10 – 10 million users. It also allows developers to enjoy its cloud storage services, specifying the number of processors after you have created a Web app. This greatly reduces your IT administration of Web-based applications.

Understand the Dashboard

Understanding the options found on an Azure dashboard is challenging. Those who are used to local environments need to know that it is different from Azure.

All you need to do is select the service that you want and click “Create” in the Azure portal. Microsoft takes it from there and builds it into your service agreement. You could contact certified Azure consultants to explain difficult areas.


Azure’s free storage and service management tools greatly reduce the need to write custom .NET code which you need to manage content. These tools allow you to check the message status in Service Bus queues without having to create a dedicated app.