The software developer kits (SDK) for Azure Services Platform previews have been updated. The SDKs provide developers with the APIs, tools, documentation, and samples needed to develop Internet-scale applications that use the Azure Services Platform.

Windows Azure SDK, Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio have been updated in this week. The .NET Services SDK was updated in December.

For more information and download links, see Resources: Developer SDKs | Azure Services Platform.

We've also released Azure Services Platform SDKs for SQL Services, Java for .NET Services, and Ruby for .NET Services.

The Azure Services Platform is an Internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together.

To get started writing code for Azure Services Platform, download the SDK and check out Azure Services Training Kit.