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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.

Download Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio (with SDK)

See What’s New in Windows Azure

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