The key to effectively leveraging “Cloud Computing” or more accurately, Distributed Computing architectures like Windows and SQL Azure is to implement them where they make the most sense. This is actually good advice for any computing paradigm, but some folks believe that a particular tool should be used in all circumstances. Microsoft does not recommend that you take all of the computing resources you have on-premise and move them to a distributed architecture.
A Use Case is defined as “when or where you use a technology” and a Pattern/Practice is defined as “how you implement a technology”. In this series of posts, I’ll cover the use cases, and I’ll also give you resources to leverage to implement them. If you are looking for a way to learn "cloud" or Distributed Computing, check out the Azure Learning Plan here.