Date Added: Sep 2010
The Windows Gaming Experience team at Microsoft Corporation needed to develop multiple web services to support its online gaming platforms. With the popularity of online games, the team needed services that could scale up to handle tens of millions of gamers. A traditional infrastructure could take at least a year to build, but the team had only five months to develop and deploy its services in order to support the launch of Bing Games. The Windows Gaming Experience team used the Windows Azure platform to address its hosting, compute, and storage needs for the web services and, by doing so, supported an agile development method and brought its services to market in only five months.