The great video Showcase site on Microsoft.com hosts thousands of videos and other rich media content that hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide view every day. In this article you can see how Microsoft Information Technology (MSIT) quickly built and deployed the Social eXperience Platform (SXP) on the Windows Azure technology platform to enable social media capabilities across Microsoft.com.
Microsoft has adopted a “we’re all in” strategy for the cloud. As part of this strategy, MSIT is migrating Microsoft.com to the cloud via Windows Azure. SXP is one of the first technologies that MSIT has built and deployed in the cloud by using Windows Azure. This article focuses on the decisions that the SXP team made when creating the Windows Azure-based service. The article also discusses the many advantages that Windows Azure provides and also discusses lessons learned.
Take a look at the article and learn more about Showcase here.