Now, most Azure developers would be pretty familiar with the Web Role by now, and most mashup developers may be familiar with Microsoft Virtual Earth.
But what I was most impressed with today was the little gem which is the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio. This is a must if you want to use Virtual Earth in an Azure Web Role.
Two most excellent parts of the toolkit are the:
- Windows Live Web Role for Windows Azure
- ASP.NET VE Map Control!
So I'm on the way in a very short period of time thanks to the toolkit, so will start trying to mashup the BART data soon.
Drop me a line if you're planning a mashup on Windows Azure too and end up using the Windows Live Tools stuff, I'd be keen to find out what others think.