Building Windows Azure Applications with the Caching Service

In this Article, learn how to use the Windows Azure Caching service for both your ASP.NET session state and to cache data from your data-tier. You will see how the Caching service provides your application with a cache that provides low latency and high throughput without having to configure, deploy, or manage the serviceOverview

The Windows Azure Caching service provides a distributed, in-memory cache for your applications. In this lab, you will learn how to use the Windows Azure Caching service for both your ASP.NET session state and to cache data from your data-tier. You will see how the Windows Azure Caching service provides your application with a cache that provides low latency and high throughput without having to configure, deploy, or manage the service.

Objectives

In this lab, you will learn how to:

  • Easily and quickly provision your cache through the portal
  • Use the caching service for your ASP.NET session state
  • Cache reference data from SQL Azure in the caching service
  • Create a reusable and extensible caching layer for your applications

During this lab, you will explore how to use these features in a simple ASP.NET MVC application.

Exercises

This lab includes the following exercises:

  1. Using the Windows Azure Caching for Session State
  2. Caching Data with Windows Azure Caching
  3. Creating a Reusable and Extensible Caching Layer
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