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

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