008563-azureThis week Microsoft has released an updated version of the Azure SDK and also the Azure Tools for Visual Studio. Looking to fix a number of bugs and speed performance.

Updates to the VS Tools for azure as mentioned on the download page for the Jan CTP are:

  • Addressed top customer bugs.
  • Resolved hang and performance issues on run and debug.
  • Fixed issue with "Publish" of large projects.
  • Added support to debug Silverlight in a Web Role.
  • Better storage services integration
  • Error messages when there are Service Configuration or Service Definition errors

Links to the downloads:

Azure SDK Jan 2009 CTP here

Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2009 CTP here