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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Tools and Visual Studio 2010

    Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio to enable the creation, building, configuring, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure. Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Installing the Windows Azure Tools using the Web Platform Installer

    Today, the IIS team released a the Web Platform Installer 2.0 RTW .  Among the many cool new things (more tools, new applications, and localization to 9 languages) is the inclusion of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Install the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Working with Multiple Web and Worker Roles

    After you install the July 2009 CTP and create a new project via File | New Project | Cloud Service, you now have a single template “Cloud Service” instead of the 4 you had in the past. Clicking on that brings up our new project creation dialog. There are a couple of reasons we have this dialog...
  • Blog Post: Not too late to vote for your favorite new CloudApp()

    [Update, voting for US entries has now concluded - opening for the international winner will open soon] Go to http://www.newcloudapp.com/vote.html to browse the apps and vote for a winner of the Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge. Voting ends June 29th for the US winner. (voting will open...
  • Blog Post: Adding an HTTPS Endpoint to a Windows Azure Cloud Service

    [ Update : With the November 2009 release of the Windows Azure Tools - this post is now obsolete - an updated post is available here ] Lately there has been a couple of threads on the forum and some internal email around setting up an https endpoint on a Windows Azure Cloud Service. A good starting...
  • Blog Post: Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge

    Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge! Everything you need to know from a page hosted on Windows Azure: http://www.newcloudapp.com/ Couple things to point out: There are 3 categories .Net Applications ($5000 prize), PHP Applications ($5000 prize) and a Community Winner ($2500 prize...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Geo-Location is Live

    Back at Mix ‘09, we announced that Windows Azure will have support for specifying which geographical region you want your Cloud Service to run. If you now go to create a new Hosted Service on the Azure Services Developer Portal , you will be presented with an option to put the service in an Affinity...
  • Blog Post: The Easy Way to Install the Windows Azure Tools and SDK Pre-Requisites

    (Update 9/24/2009 -- We're now included in the Web Platform Installer! See: http://blogs.msdn.com/jnak/archive/2009/09/24/installing-the-windows-azure-tools-using-the-web-platform-installer.aspx ) One of the first things I do when I get a new box is install the Windows Azure Tools and SDK . (don’t...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Mix Videos

    If you weren't able to make it to MIX09 , you can catch videos of the sessions . My session is available for watching here: Using the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio to Build Cloud Services If you haven't seen the keynotes, I highly recommend that you see them, lots of awesome announcements...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough: Enabling Full Trust to Call Native Code on Windows Azure

    One of the cool new features in the Windows Azure Mix 09 CTP is the ability to run your Web and/or Worker Roles in full trust (non-admin). This opens up all kinds of features that weren’t available in the previous CTPs. An interesting feature, which is the subject of this post is the ability to make...
  • Blog Post: Now available: March CTP of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK

    New release of the Windows Azure SDK and Tools! From now on, you only have to download the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and the SDK will be installed as part of that package. Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (please give time for propagation or use the direct link...
  • Blog Post: Adding Files to your Windows Azure Service Package

    When using the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio, there are two times that you end up creating a Windows Azure Service Package: When you build and run on the Development Fabric -- this is a folder based package, extension is csx. This is used by the Development Fabric. When you use the ...
  • Blog Post: January 2009 CTP of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK released

    We're excited to announce that we've released an update to the Windows Azure Tools and SDK. Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio Windows Azure SDK What's new in the Tools? Addressed top customer bugs. Resolved hang and performance issues on run and debug. Fixed issue...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Service Project Templates vs Role Project Templates

    If you create a new Cloud Service project in Visual Studio but it doesn't contain a Cloud Service project (ccproj), you won't get the Visual Studio integration for building Windows Azure services that you would expect. For example, you won't get debug/run in the Development Fabric, you won't get integration...
  • Blog Post: Using the Windows Azure SDK Samples in Visual Studio

    The Windows Azure SDK contains a set of samples that will help you get started with and to learn about Windows Azure. In this post, I want to cover some potential issues that some of you may run into. Potential issue #1 : You try to load one of the Windows Azure SDK Samples, found as a zip file in...
  • Blog Post: Now: Cloud Computing

    As some of you may have noticed, this blog has gone dark for a while. During that time it got an interesting face lift and a new title "Cloudy in Seattle". As it turns out, I switched teams and am now a proud member of the (Cloud) Computing Tools team ... but that also meant I couldn't blog about...
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