Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2010 SP1/ Visual Studio 2012(RTM) to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.

Version: 1.7 SP1 (1.7.1)
Date published: 8/10/2012

To Install

1. Click on the appropriate install link below based on your version of Visual Studio:

You can install everything you need for Windows Azure development using the Web Platform Installer

a. Installer for VS 2010 SP1

b. Installer for VS 2012 (RTM)  – it will not work with pre-release versions of VS2012.


2. You can also automate the installation with the WebPICmd Command-Line Tool using the AppID:

WindowsAzureToolsVS2010_1_7_1 (for Visual Studio 2010 SP1)


WindowsAzureToolsVS2012 (for Visual Studio 2012 – RTM) – it will not work with pre-release versions of VS2012.


3. Manual install by downloading appropriate installable from Microsoft Download Center:

Download Windows Azure SDK for .NET – June 2012 SP1

Note: This software release is intended for VS 2010 SP1 and VS 2012 RTM. The files on this release will not work with any pre-release versions of VS 2012.

Source: Microsoft Download Center