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Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 1.5 (September 2011)

September 16, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, All, AppFabric, Azure, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, General, Microsoft, VisualStudio, VS2008, VS2010, Windowz Azure No comments

Microsoft has released the latest version of Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 version 1.5(September 2011).

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2010 to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.

Windows Azure™ is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage services to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft® datacenters.

Windows Azure is a flexible platform that supports multiple languages and integrates with your existing on-premises environment. To build applications and services on Windows Azure, developers can use their existing Microsoft Visual Studio® expertise. In addition, Windows Azure supports popular standards, protocols and languages including SOAP, REST, XML, Java, PHP and Ruby. Windows Azure is now commercially available in 41 countries.

To know more about Azure visit http://www.azure.com & http://windows.azure.com

Download the latest Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 v1.5  (VSCloudService.VS100.en-us.msi – 11MB)

To get more information on the downloads and get additional tools downloads visit Microsoft Download Center

Credits to Microsoft

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – May Update

June 3, 2011 .NET, All, AppFabric, Azure, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, CodeName "Dallas", General, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, SQL Azure, ToolKits No comments

Hey tech world here is the new update for Windows Azure Platform Training Kit.

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric.

What is new in May 2011 Update?

The May 2011 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit contains a few updated hands-on labs. Some of the specific changes with this release of the training kit include:

  • [Updated] Building Windows Azure Application with Cache Service lab updated to the production release of the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service
  • [Updated] Rafiki demo updated to the production release of the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service
  • [Updated] Working with Drives exercise added to the Exploring Windows Azure Storage lab
  • [Updated] Caching Content from Hosted Services exercise added to the Windows Azure Content Delivery Networks lab
  • Applied several minor fixes in content and updated Service Bus labs to the new portal experience

Download Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – May Update (Microsoft Download Center)

Information Courtesy: Microsoft Download Center

How to Download MIX 2011 Videos

April 19, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, All, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, General, Microsoft, Silverlight, VB.NET, VisualStudio, VS2010, WCF, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Phone No comments

Scott Hanselman has shared a nice article on how to download the videos of MIX2011 – Conference LAS VEGAS, happened last week.

These are good presentations about Windows Phone 7,  MVC, Silverlight 5, XBOX, and Azure.. Don’t miss it!!

Read through the link Mix 2011 Videos – article by Scott Hanselman

Thanks Scott!! for such a nice article as well as informative sessions by you in Mix 2011 Videos..

Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7

April 17, 2011 .NET, All, Azure, General, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, ToolKits, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7, Windowz Azure No comments

Today I was searching for good resources for Windows Phone 7 application development and I came across a cool set of libraries in Codeplex.com.

What is Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7?

The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is designed to make it easier for you to build mobile applications that leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure.

The toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries optimized for use on the phone, sample applications, and documentation.

You can get the latest version of Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7  from codeplex @ <a href=”/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/watoolkitwp7.codeplex.com” ” target=”_blank”>http://watoolkitwp7.codeplex.com/

Current version  of Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 -v1.1.0, Mar 23 2011 Release

Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio – Version 1.4 (March 2011)

March 13, 2011 .NET, All, Azure, Azure SDK, Azure Tools, General, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windowz Azure No comments

Microsoft has released latest version of Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio – Version 1.4.

Windows Azure SDK 1.4 Refresh is primarily a stability release addressing the below issues.

  • Resolved an issue that caused full IIS fail when the web.config file was set to read-only.
  • Resolved an issue that caused full IIS packages to double in size when packaged.
  • Resolved an issue that caused a full IIS web role to recycle when the diagnostics store was full.
  • Resolved an IIS log file permission Issue which caused diagnostics to be unable to transfer IIS logs to Windows Azure storage.
  • Resolved an issue preventing csupload to run on x86 platforms.
  • User errors in the web.config are now more easily diagnosable.
  • Enhancements to improve the stability and robustness of Remote Desktop to Windows Azure Roles.

Download the Windows Azure Tools and SDK 1.4

Courtesy : Microsoft Download Center

Microsoft’s New Certification for MCPD on Windows Azure

February 22, 2011 All, Azure, Azure Tools, Certification, General, Microsoft No comments

Microsoft has released another certification for MCPD on Windows Azure  -  PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications.

The Exam Code is: 70-583 (Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications)

For more information please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-583&Locale=en-us