A lot has been publicized about Microsoft Azure benefits.  And for good reason.  Often I hear that people looking to start using Azure services begin by researching the impact this decision will have on the architecture of a project.  While the research will involve gaining a better understanding Azure as a solution I am often surprised at how little my architecture has changed as a result of leveraging Azure.

Session Management – The Inside Story

If you are looking to build a typical website that connects to a database then the design impacts are very minimal. The first concern most people encounter revolves around the configuration of session. If this sounds like a hurdle then take a peek at the following URL which outlines that there are several options tailed to different needs.

About Windows Azure Cache

This section can be quite a read so my recommendation is to try out co-located in-role Caching. It is quite easy to get started with and you can easily swap out to another instance afterward.

Microsoft Azure Next Steps

Hosting In-Role Cache on Existing Roles (Windows Azure Cache)

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