N/APosted on - 01/20/2012
I'm fairly new to Windows Azure and want to host an application – a survey that could be filled out. How can I determine or give an estimate on the cost of development, deployment and hosting of applications in Windows Azure?
How to Host an application in Windows Azure
It is an easy process to host an application in windows azure. In case you have a web application, then you will first of all need to create a web role, but in the event that you are windows service then you will be required to create a worker role that will host it on azure.
You will need to download a windows azure training kit, and then install it.
It will help you with the guidelines for the installation process. Download it here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/now-available-windows-azure-platform-training-kit-april-update/
In case you have SQL server 2008, then you will be required to create server and related database in SQL Azure under your subscription. But if you want to connect to an on-premise SQL server 2008, you will have to setup windows azure connect and then make your web role application to join on-premise SQL server.