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Last post Feb 05, 2013 01:19 AM by jamesqua
Dec 15, 2012 07:59 PM|LINK
I was watching certifcations and i found Exam 70-583: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications;
Man, i didnt know Azure was so complicated. I thought we just had to change something in the code and everything would work properly.
To me it would work just like GoDaddy host. You dont have to do any extra work. It would scale by itself.
But when i see in the skills measured of 70-583 i see a lot of stuf to study. Can someone explain me?
Dec 15, 2012 08:20 PM|LINK
Azure, and cloud computing for that matter, is a new paradigm and is not just about autoscaling (which actually doesn't exist in Azure as you need to scale yourself or make use of code to scale for you).
If you want simple hosting then go for Windows Azure Web Sites. That's the easiest way to go for and put your site alive without adding extra code or something. For example take a look at
How to setup Orchard CMS on Windows Azure Web Sites with a Windows Azure SQL Database.
Besides that you also have things like VMs, security, webroles, service bus, connect, cache, ... and the list will keep on growing bigger and bigger as constantly new things are being added.
Feb 03, 2013 07:55 AM|LINK
I ported an HTML only site to an Azure Website with no problems. All I had to do was rename the HTML files to .aspx so they would allow server side includes, replace all references to .html with .aspx and add some URL redirects (using rewrite) for requests
for HTML files to be converted to requests for ASPX files (so search engines wouldn't lose page ranking info, have outdated links and users bookmarks weren't invalidated.)
I've found the websites very easy to deal with. It's the other features that are more complicated and I currently don't need them but I will eventually experiment with them.
Feb 05, 2013 01:19 AM|LINK
I wouldn't equate a difficult test with a difficult technology. The purpose of certifications is to prove that the passer is proficient with a given technology. As such, the tests are designed to be difficult and test whether the takers knows about less
often used features. I wouldn't let it scare you away. It's very easy to get something up and running.