Thursday, August 25, 2011

Migrating a Web Application to Azure: Introduction


This is a series of posts relating to the details of the talk Mahesh Krishnan and I will be giving at TechEd Australia 2011. You can follow along in this series of posts for more details and gotchas that we can’t cover in the 60 minute talk at TechEd!

Here are the details of the talk:

We’ll be taking a contrived, but simple, traditional data-driven web application, and outlining the issues to consider, and steps to take, to move the application to Windows Azure/Sql Azure.

We’ll show you how to set up your Azure subscription, migrate your database to Sql Azure, manage session state with Azure’s Session State Manager, move file-system based actions to Windows Azure blob storage, and secure your application with Azure’s ACS 2.0 Federated Authentication.

We’ll show you what tools you need and how to use Visual Studio 2010 SP1 to simplify the process of migrating.

There’s some code, but mostly we’re going to be discussing issues, tips and tricks.

See you there!