Windows Azure Tools and SDK July 2009 CTP

I’m pleased to announce that we have released a new version of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK! (will take time to propogate, try the direct link to the download) What’s New for the July 2009 CTP? Support for developing and deploying services containing multiple web and worker roles. A service may contain zero or…

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Not too late to vote for your favorite new CloudApp()

[Update, voting for US entries has now concluded – opening for the international winner will open soon] Go to http://www.newcloudapp.com/vote.html to browse the apps and vote for a winner of the Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge. Voting ends June 29th for the US winner. (voting will open July 10th (submission deadline of July 9) for the international…

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Adding an HTTPS Endpoint to a Windows Azure Cloud Service

[Update: With the November 2009 release of the Windows Azure Tools – this post is now obsolete – an updated post is available here] Lately there has been a couple of threads on the forum and some internal email around setting up an https endpoint on a Windows Azure Cloud Service. A good starting point is this…

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Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge

Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge! Everything you need to know from a page hosted on Windows Azure: http://www.newcloudapp.com/ Couple things to point out: There are 3 categories .Net Applications ($5000 prize), PHP Applications ($5000 prize)  and a Community Winner ($2500 prize) Submission dealine is June 18, 2009 More info here and here Pretty cool contest,…

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Windows Azure Geo-Location is Live

Back at Mix ‘09, we announced that Windows Azure will have support for specifying which geographical region you want your Cloud Service to run. If you now go to create a new Hosted Service on the Azure Services Developer Portal, you will be presented with an option to put the service in an Affinity Group…

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The Easy Way to Install the Windows Azure Tools and SDK Pre-Requisites

 (Update 9/24/2009 — We’re now included in the Web Platform Installer!  See: http://blogs.msdn.com/jnak/archive/2009/09/24/installing-the-windows-azure-tools-using-the-web-platform-installer.aspx) One of the first things I do when I get a new box is install the Windows Azure Tools and SDK. (don’t you?) Quite often, I forget to install and configure IIS7 – and receive the following message: The Windows Azure SDK…

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Windows Azure Mix Videos

If you weren’t able to make it to MIX09, you can catch videos of the sessions. My session is available for watching here: Using the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio to Build Cloud Services If you haven’t seen the keynotes, I highly recommend that you see them, lots of awesome announcements and they…

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Now available: March CTP of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK

New release of the Windows Azure SDK and Tools! From now on, you only have to download the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and the SDK will be installed as part of that package. Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (please give time for propagation or use the direct link to the download)…

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Azure Services Platform Webcast Series

We’re really starting to get a solid set of resources out there for Windows Azure developers! Cloud Computing Tools Technology Page, including walkthroughs  Azure Services Training kit “How Do I” Videos and the full set of screencasts Blog walkthroughs Using Blob Storage Using Table Storage Using ASP.Net MVC on Windows Azure Using Silverlight on Windows Azure Using an…

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Deploying a Service Package from Cloud Storage

We recently deployed a new version of the Azure Services Development Portal.  For those of you who have been having intermittent problems with the Portal, those problems should now be gone. That said, to me one of the neatest things that has now been enabled is the ability to deploy a Service Package stored in…

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