Can I host my WCF services in Azure?

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I'm looking to host my WCF services in Azure due to scalability reasons. Has anyone done this before? I mean has anyone else ever tried using WCF services in Azure that had a high user load? Does Azure have some type of cloud balancing API for this type of task?

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To host WCF services in Azure, start by opening VS2010 and starting a new cloud project. Name the new project something like “WCF_Cloud_AzureProject.” Add a new WCF Service Web Role project and name it “WCF_AzureDataService.” Rename IService1.cs to IService.cs and Service1.svc to Service.svc to ensure Azure compatibility. Create a new ADO.NET Entity Data model in the WCF project and give it a name, such as “CompanyInfo.” Finish the Azure project wizard. Add an operation contract if needed. Test the WCF service functionality by pressing the F5 button on your keyboard. Now you can click the “Publish” option and initiate cloud operations for the WCF services.

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