Caching and CDN
Feature guide: Serve high-bandwidth content with CDN
The Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) offers a global solution for delivering high-bandwidth content by caching blobs and static content at physical nodes around the world. This article describes how to enable CDN and add, access and delete content.
Messaging and integration
Feature guide: Service Bus Queues
Service Bus Queues offer simple first in, first out guaranteed message delivery and support a range of standard protocols (REST, AMQP, WS*) and APIs to put and pull messages on and off a queue.
Feature guide: Service Bus Topics
Service Bus Topics provide a publish/subscribe messaging model to support one-to-many communication. You can optionally register filter rules for a topic on a per-subscription basis, which allows you to restrict which messages to a topic are received by which topic subscriptions.
Feature guide: Communicate between instances with Azure Queues
Azure Queues store large numbers of messages that can be accessed from anywhere in the world via authenticated calls using HTTP or HTTPS. Common uses of Queue storage include creating a backlog of work to process asynchronously, and passing messages from an Azure Web role to an Azure Worker role.
Email and voice
How to: Twilio voice and SMS service
Azure applications can use Twilio to incorporate phone call and Short Message Service (SMS) message functionality. Use the Twilio APIs to make and receive phone calls, make and receive SMS messages, and enable voice communication using existing Internet connections, including mobile connections.