I was hoping someone could answer some brief questions on windows Azure. I know this is a bit lazy, but the Microsoft websites covering Azure seem to be directed at semi technical project leads and full of business metrics - they never really seem to give a good short overview of the 'how'.
I have an ASP.NET web application that requires some work to assist with scale (there's some spider type processes in there and a pretty large database. It also makes many calls to outside web services).
From a development point of view - how easy is it to port an application from standard iis / sql server type set up to Azure. Is there much coding involved. I've gone as far as starting a training video that has you programming the 'fabric' etc. Is it really practical to convert an application to Azure?
我听说您可以在Azure中运行Windows Server 2008 R2实例-这是否意味着您不必使用Azure特定的SDK进行编程，而只需将iis/sql服务器设置为天蓝色并立即利用可扩展性的好处?
I've heard that you can run Windows Server 2008 R2 instances in Azure - does this mean you don't necessarily have to program with Azure specific SDK, and can just move your iis / sql server set up to azure and utilise benefits of scalablility immediately?