Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio July 2009 CTP

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to enable the creation, building, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.

Please note that this is a CTP release and should not be used on production systems. Please see the EULA for more details.

New for the July 2009 CTP:

  • Support for developing and deploying services containing multiple web and worker roles. A service may contain zero or more web roles and zero or more worker roles with a minimum of one role of either type.


  • New project creation dialog that supports creating Cloud Services with multiple web and worker roles.


  • Ability to associate any ASP.NET Web Application project in a Cloud Service solution as a Web Role


  • Support for building Cloud Services from TFS Build


  • Enhanced robustness and stability



Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio includes:
  • C# and VB Project Templates for creating a Cloud Service solution


  • Tools to change the Service Role configuration


  • Integrated local development via the Development Fabric and Development Storage services


  • Debugging Cloud Service Roles running in the Development Fabric


  • Building and packaging of Cloud Service Packages


  • Browsing to the Azure Services Developer Portal


  • SSL Certificate selection


Download VSCloudService.exe

Reference: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8d75d4f7-77a4-4adf-bce8-1b10608574bb&displayLang=en


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