Installing the Windows Azure Tools using the Web Platform Installer

Today, the IIS team released a the Web Platform Installer 2.0 RTW.  Among the many cool new things (more tools, new applications, and localization to 9 languages) is the inclusion of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Install the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 using the Web Platform Installer….

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Working with Multiple Web and Worker Roles

After you install the July 2009 CTP and create a new project via File | New Project | Cloud Service, you now have a single template “Cloud Service” instead of the 4 you had in the past. Clicking on that brings up our new project creation dialog.  There are a couple of reasons we have…

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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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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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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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Walkthrough: Enabling Full Trust to Call Native Code on Windows Azure

One of the cool new features in the Windows Azure Mix 09 CTP is the ability to run your Web and/or Worker Roles in full trust (non-admin).  This opens up all kinds of features that weren’t available in the previous CTPs. An interesting feature, which is the subject of this post is the ability to…

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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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Adding Files to your Windows Azure Service Package

When using the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio, there are two times that you end up creating a Windows Azure Service Package: When you build and run on the Development Fabric — this is a folder based package, extension is csx.  This is used by the Development Fabric. When you use the “Publish” feature…

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