Enabling Web Deploy for Windows Azure Web Roles with Visual Studio

Last week the Windows Azure SDK team released the Windows Azure SDK 1.4.1 refresh. This refresh adds support for Web Deploy to the Visual Studio tools for Windows Azure. This is huge. Web Deploy lets developers deploy iterative code changes to a web role in Windows Azure in seconds. If you’ve ever had to wait more…


Announce the November 2010 Release of the Windows Azure Tools + SDK

Today, coinciding with the general availability of the new Windows Azure Management Portal, we have released version 1.3 of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK. The Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extends Visual Studio 2010 to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on…

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The new Windows Azure Storage Browser in Visual Studio

Jim talks about the new Windows Azure Storage browser in the Server Explorer that was released with the June 2010 release of the Windows Azure Tools.  He talks about what it does as well as some of our thinking when we were building it.

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Announcing the June 2010 Release of the Windows Azure Tools + SDK

We’re  pleased to announce the release of the June 2010 Windows Azure Tools + SDK. The Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2008 to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure. New for this release: Visual…

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WCF on Windows Azure

Jim just posted about updates to our wcfazure code gallery page and walks through one of the more common issues with using WCF on Windows Azure – generating proxies.

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Walkthrough: Migrating an ASP.NET Web App to Windows Azure

Using NerdDinner as an example, Jim walks through migrating an ASP.NET Web App to Windows Azure taking it from a single instance IIS hosted app to a scalable cloud application that runs on Windows Azure and uses SQL Azure for the data and ASP.NET providers. http://blogs.msdn.com/jnak/archive/2010/02/08/migrating-an-existing-asp-net-app-to-run-on-windows-azure.aspx

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Windows Azure Tools and SDK v1.1 February 2010 Release

Today, coinciding with the general availability of Windows Azure, we have released version 1.1 of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK. This release supports VS 2008 and the upcoming VS 2010 RC.  For VS 2010 Beta 2 please use the November 2009 release. New for version 1.1: Windows Azure Drive: Enable a Windows Azure application…

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Windows Azure Role Instance Process IDs

Jim talks about how to correlate the Windows Azure Role instances you see in the Development Fabric to process IDs which in turn is useful for correlating that instances to an instance being debugged.

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