SharePoint 2013 and Windows Azure Media Services - Steve Fox
One of the cool new kids on the block for Windows Azure is Media Services. Windows Azure Media Services (WAMS) is currently in Beta, and as I dig in more I personally feel there’s a ton of potential here—especially when it comes to SharePoint. For those that don’t know what WAMS is all about, it’s a slick set of services and APIs within the Azure platform that enable you to do things like upload videos, encode into new file formats/codecs, save to BLOB storage, set permissions for consumption, stream BLOBs with global cache, and so on. Here’s the thing: you can do this all through a set of cloud-based APIs, which when compared to previous media management workflows and processes buys you quite a bit. Using WAMS, you can not only optimize your multimedia processing and management, but you can build some pretty darn compelling apps in the process.