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Question Related To Hosting In Azure
Last Post 20 Mar 2012 12:36 AM by darren.schumaker@cordtechnology.com. 0 Replies.
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20 Mar 2012 12:36 AM
    Overview of Solution:
    Lightswitch desktop 3 tier application hosted in Azure / SQL Azure
    SSL Certificate
    Client signed XAP
    Custom data providers and other components on the IIS tier.


    The LS publish to Azure integration has really been great, but I have some questions regarding subsequent updates and what the best practice is.  Since the LS publish to Azure integration tears down and assigns new Azure instances, how are people dealing with the process of installing//configuring any necessary services/components in addition to the LS solution?

    The SSL cert publishes with the app and seems to work fine with updates, but custom data providers, such as the RSSBus for SharePoint and QuickBooks have to be installed on the IIS tier.

    Is the solution to only use the LS publish to Azure integration for initial deployment and then package and manually install to the Azure instances for subsequent updates?  

    Also, as mentioned, the Azure publish process tears down the Azure instances and assigns new ones, usually with new IP addresses.  I have a friendly DNS setup to direct users to the location of the desktop download and that would also have to be updated to the new IP address.  

    Any guidance that you guys can provide would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

    --Darren
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