I’m doing a training on Azure, and right here in the class we had two success stories.
- There are a couple of people in the class who run a third party software for the banking industry. They are considering moving to Azure, and one of the biggest most important pieces to move is their database. In a matter of minutes, we were able to move their entire database, including data to a SQL Azure database. We did so by using http://sqlazuremw.codeplex.com/.
- We have another very interesting group of individuals in the class whose aim is to build a mobile application on the Android platform that is able to bring data from on-premise applications easily and securely. With very little effort we were able to author a service running in the cloud, and bring the data on an Android emulator. This took only about 20-30 minutes to do. Tomorrow, I will help them enhance this to use Azure ServiceBus so we can securely pull the data from an on-premise application and basically more or less have a fully functional application.
Very exciting to say the least!