Windows Live Web Role for Windows Azure

In my prior post that talked about the difference between the Cloud Service templates and the Role templates I mentioned that out of the box, we only supported one kind of Web Role — an ASP.Net Web Application.  (that is, if you used the Roles node in the Cloud Service (ccproj) project to add or…

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PDC Hands on Labs

The Azure Services Training Kit – PDC Preview which contains the Hands on Labs that folks are doing at the PDC is now available for download. From the download page: The Azure Services Training Kit will include a comprehensive set of technical content including samples, demos, hands-on labs, and presentations that are designed to help you…

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Windows Azure Walkthrough: Blob Storage Sample

Please see the updated post for November 2009 and later. This walkthrough covers what I found to be the simplest way to get a sample up and running on Windows Azure that uses the Blob Storage service. It is not trying to be comprehensive or trying to dive deep in the technology, it just serves…

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ASP.Net MVC Projects running on Windows Azure

[For more recent information on using ASP.NET MVC with Windows Azure please see this post.] Before you get started with ASP.Net MVC and Windows Azure – please install this hotfix. Strictly speaking, ASP.Net MVC projects are not supported on Windows Azure.  That is to say that we haven’t spent the time to fully test all…

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Try Windows Azure Now

Want to try Windows Azure right now?  Install the following: Windows Azure SDK Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio This will give you a local version of the Fabric and Storage services (called the Development Fabric and Development Storage) that will allow you to build, run and debug your Cloud Services just as they…

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Windows Azure Walkthrough: Table Storage

Please see the updated post for November 2009 and later.  This walkthrough covers what I found to be the simplest way to get a sample up and running on Windows Azure that uses the Table Storage Service. It is not trying to be comprehensive or trying to dive deep in the technology, it just serves…

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Submitting a Bug against the Windows Azure Tools and SDK

If you have questions you want to have answered, or want to participate in community discussions, the Windows Azure Forum is a great place to go.  If you’ve found a bug or have a suggestion, submitting a bug/suggestion directly to our product team is a great way to help us identify the issues that exist…

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MSDN Articles on Windows Azure Tools

I’ve posted a number of technical articles on MSDN that will help you to get acquainted with the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio.  Have a look: Introduction Quick Lap around the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio Using the Cloud Service Project Roles Node Windows Azure Tools Development Fabric and Storage Integration…

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Cloud Service Project Templates vs Role Project Templates

If you create a new Cloud Service project in Visual Studio but it doesn’t contain a Cloud Service project (ccproj), you won’t get the Visual Studio integration for building Windows Azure services that you would expect.  For example, you won’t get debug/run in the Development Fabric, you won’t get integration with the Development Storage service,…

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