Windows Azure – .NET Services and the Service Bus

I’ll be honest.

I haven’t done much with Windows Azure at this point.

The list of technologies that I need to “spend time on” never seems to shrink and the pieces in Azure have so far escaped me although I do have a long-standing interest in all this service-based stuff spanning back through WF, WCF, ASMX and BizTalk.

I did spend some time with some of the Live Services so that puts a small tick into one of the boxes on the block diagram from the PDC;

but, as always, there’s a tonne more to do.

However…one thing that I definitely picked up at DevWeek is that I need to take a bunch more interest in what falls into that category of Microsoft .NET Services, namely;

  • Access Control
  • Service Bus
  • Workflow Services

so that’s been pushed onto my stack marked “TO DO” ( along with a tonne of other stuff 🙂 ).