I just downloaded VS 2010 RC and it is a beautiful thing – fast, clean interface – you name it. Dare I say, the best developer tool since the dawn of computing. We’ve come a long way from the days of simple editors.
Downloading and Installing
The first step is to do the install. But before you can install, you need to download it.
Access your MSDN Subscription
You have a couple of choices here:
Time to create a new project.
Momentarily you will need to install some tooling for Azure.
You will need to download “Windows Azure Tools.”
The download link is on Jim’s Blog.
The download link for installation.
Click Finish. Prepare now to download the training kit.
Downloading the Windows Azure Training Kit
Creating a new project.
Starting a cloud project
Choosing an ASP.NET Web Role
Naming your web role
Type in some text
Running your project in the Dev Fabric.
The Dev Fabric spins up. Remember, you are not in the cloud yet. You simulating the cloud on your local machine. That is a beautiful thing – no need to deploy to test.
Pointing to my (Local) instance of SQL Server
I have two instance of SQL Server on my box:
I want the Azure Development storage to use my local instance, not the default SQLExpress.
Notice that we are running the command successfully.
Now you are ready to start working on some exercises. Enjoy!