Archive for September, 2011

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit–September 2011 Release

September 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Yesterday Microsoft released the Window Azure Platform Training Kit – September 2011 Release.

The September 2011 release of the training kit includes the following updates:

  • [New Hands-On Lab] Service Bus Messaging
  • [Updated] Labs and Demos to leverage the new Window Azure SDK & Tools 1.5
  • [Updated] Labs and Demos to leverage the new Windows Azure AppFabric SDK 1.5
  • [Updated] Introduction to Windows Azure Marketplace for Data
  • Applied several minor fixes in content

The updates for the Windows Azure SDK & Tools 1.5 and the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK 1.5 are really quite significant. To give you an idea, here are some of the changes:

  • 25 of the 30 hands-on labs were updated to use the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and/or Windows Azure AppFabric SDK 1.5.
  • 15 of the 25 demos were updated to use the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and/or Windows Azure AppFabric SDK 1.5.
  • Approximately 145 projects updated.
  • 86 dependency checker files updated for 25 hands-on labs and 18 demos.
  • 22 hands-on labs and 7 demos updated for changes to the Windows Azure Portal experience.

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Windows Azure SDK 1.5 now available

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

During yesterday’s Day two keynote at the BUILD, Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. You can download the tools using the Web Platform Installer.  All three of these releases are aimed at simplifying development, deployment, and management on the Windows Azure platform.
The Windows Azure SDK includes the following new features:

  • Re-architected emulator enabling higher fidelity between local & cloud developments & deployments.
  • Many fundamental improvements (performance of emulator and deployment, assembly/package validation before deployment)
  • Support for uploading service certificates in csupload.exe and a new tool csencrypt.exe to help manage remote desktop encryption passwords.
  • Many enhancements and fixes to Windows Azure SDK 1.4.

Also available are several new enhancements in Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio for developing & deploying cloud applications.  These enhancements include:

  • Add Windows Azure Deployment project from Web Application project.
  • Profile applications running in Windows Azure.
  • Create ASP.NET MVC3 Web Roles.
  • Manage multiple service configurations in one cloud project.
  • Improved validation of Windows Azure packages.

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