I’m pleased to announce the availability of a major update to our Eclipse tooling, the “Windows Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, November 2012 Preview (version 1.8.0)”. This release accompanies the release of the Windows Azure SDK v1.8, as well as the AMQP 1.0 messaging protocol support in Windows Azure Service Bus, and exposes a number of related features recently enabled by Windows Azure.
The key highlights of this release include:
a) The updated “Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java” supports using Windows Server 2012 as the target operating system in the cloud
b) The plugin also now allows you to easily configure Windows Azure Caching, so you can use a memcached-compatible client for co-located, in-memory caching scenarios
c) The toolkit includes a new component: “Package for Apache Qpid Client Libraries for JMS (by MS Open Tech)”, which is a distribution of the latest client libraries from Apache supporting AMQP 1.0-based messaging recently enabled by Windows Azure Service Bus
d) Plus a number of additional customer-feedback driven enhancements and bug fixes
To learn more, see our latest documentation.
Martin Sawicki Principal Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation