With the recent release of Windows Azure SDK v2.2 for .NET, this version of the SDK extends Visual Studio 2013 to enable an end to end experience for developers to target Windows Azure, including creating, configuring, debugging, deploying and diagnosing cloud services.

  • The new Integrated Sign In enables a seamless experience to interact with any service associated with the developer’s Windows Azure subscription. Developers just need to enter their credentials into Visual Studio to start publishing web apps and cloud services, use Windows Azure diagnostics, and fully interact with their Windows Azure services through the Server Explorer.
  • A preview for the new Remote Debugging capability for Windows Azure. This feature greatly improves developer productivity by enabling a live debugging session with a remote service hosted in Windows Azure, whether it’s a Web Site, a Cloud Service or an application hosted in a Virtual Machine. Remote Debugging for Windows Azure brings all the power provided by Visual Studio for debugging local applications to the cloud, making it the perfect tool for developing and troubleshooting remote services.

The download is available here and also details how you can use Windows Azure with Visual Studio 2013.