Part 2. Understanding the Azure service model

With the cloud basics and Windows Azure concepts under your belt, we dial it up a notch. In part 2, we look at all the parts of the service model.

Chapter 3 explains what the service model is, how Azure uses it, and how Azure works behind the scenes. A brilliant chapter if there ever was one.

The quality only gets better as we move into chapter 4, which discusses how to reference the Azure APIs in your code and how to exploit the service runtime.

In chapter 5, we trot out how to configure your service model using the configuration files and the portal. An exciting chapter, especially if you like XML and angle braces.