Each chapter starts with a general overview reviewing the software architecture related information or the underpinning programming concepts followed by an example of working with specific examples. This is then followed by a description of the specific software used in the chapter. The topics that require you to write code are fully explained using annotations and the code is presented in both VB and C# (in most cases). If you are a .Net developer, an architect, or a DBA who wants to develop enterprise applications and projects and extend your on-site skills with SQL Azure, then this book is for you. This book does not assume experience in Windows Azure or SQL Azure, nor is a high level of competency in SQL Server or the .NET Framework and associated technology required. However, a basic understanding of Visual Studio, C#, VB, SQL Servers, XML, web and WCF is required. If you decide to work with SQL Azure, then this book will provide you with the most up to date and practical information.