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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

New Release: Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (November 2010)

December 1, 2010 .NET, .NET Framework, All, Azure, Azure SDK, Azure Tools, General, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, VisualStudio, Windowz Azure 1 comment

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

New for version 1.3:

  • Virtual Machine (VM) Role (Beta):Allows you to create a custom VHD image using Windows Server 2008 R2 and host it in the cloud.
  • Remote Desktop Access: Enables connecting to individual service instances using a Remote Desktop client.
  • Full IIS Support in a Web role: Enables hosting Windows Azure web roles in a IIS hosting environment.
  • Elevated Privileges: Enables performing tasks with elevated privileges within a service instance.
  • Virtual Network (CTP): Enables support for Windows Azure Connect, which provides IP-level connectivity between on-premises and Windows Azure resources.
  • Diagnostics: Enhancements to Windows Azure Diagnostics enable collection of diagnostics data in more error conditions.
  • Networking Enhancements: Enables roles to restrict inter-role traffic, fixed ports on InputEndpoints.
  • Performance Improvement: Significant performance improvement local machine deployment.

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio also includes:

  • C# and VB Project creation support for creating a Windows Azure Cloud application solution with multiple roles.
  • Tools to add and remove roles from the Windows Azure application.
  • Tools to configure each role.
  • Integrated local development via the compute emulator and storage emulator services.
  • Running and Debugging a Cloud Service in the Development Fabric.
  • Browsing cloud storage through the Server Explorer.
  • Building and packaging of Windows Azure application projects.
  • Deploying to Windows Azure.
  • Monitoring the state of your services through the Server Explorer.
  • Debugging in the cloud by retrieving IntelliTrace logs through the Server Explorer.

Download Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (November 2010)

Download : Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – November Update

Courtesy: Microsoft Download Center

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – September 2010 Update

October 5, 2010 All, Azure SDK, Azure Tools, General, Microsoft SDKs No comments

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric services.

The September 2010 – Update contains the latest information and proceedings on Windows Azure Platform. A guide for every cloud developer.

Overview


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. This release includes several updates.

Here is what is new in the training kit:

  • Updated all hands-on labs and demo scripts for Visual Studio 2010, the .NET Framework 4, and the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio version 1.2 release
  • Added a new hands-on lab titled “Introduction to the AppFabric Access Control Service (September 2010 Labs Release)”
  • Added a new hands-on lab “Debugging Applications in Windows Azure”
  • Added a new hands-on lab “Asynchronous Workload Handling”
  • Added a new exercise to the “Deploying Applications in Windows Azure” hands-on lab to show how to use the new tools to directly deploy from Visual Studio 2010.
  • Added a new exercise to the “Introduction to the AppFabric Service Bus” hands-on lab to show how to connect a WCF Service in IIS 7.5 to the Service Bus
  • Updated the “Introduction to AppFabric Service Bus” hands-on lab based on feedback and split the lab into 2 parts
  • All of the presentations have also been updated and refactored to provide content for a 3 day training workshop.
  • Updated the training kit navigation pages to include a 3 day agenda, a change log, and an improved setup process for hands-on labs.

Note: The Windows Azure Platform training kit is now split into two releases. One release is for Visual Studio 2010 and another is for Visual Studio 2008. The Visual Studio 2008 version includes all of the updated presentations, however, new hands-on labs and lab updates will only be added to the Visual Studio 2010 version.

Download the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – September 2010 Update

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December 30, 2009 .NET, .NET Framework, All, ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Azure Tools, C#.NET, General, Microsoft, VB.NET, VisualStudio, VS2010 No comments

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Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – December Update

December 29, 2009 .NET, .NET Framework, All, ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Azure Tools, C#.NET, General, Microsoft, VB.NET, VisualStudio, VS2010 No comments

The Azure Services 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 AppFabric. The December release includes new and updated labs in addition to information about Microsoft Codename “Dallas”.

File Name: WindowsAzurePlatformKit.Setup.exe
Version: December Update
Date Published: 12/23/2009
Language: English
Download Size: 122.4 MB

Hands On Labs

  • Introduction to Windows Azure
  • Exploring Windows Azure Storage
  • Deploying and Monitoring Applications in Windows Azure
  • Windows Azure: Worker Role Communication
  • Federated Authentication in a Windows Azure Web Role Application
  • Building ASP.NET Web Form Applications with Windows Azure
  • Introduction to SQL Azure
  • Migrating Databases to SQL Azure
  • SQL Azure: Tips and Tricks
  • Intro to Dallas
  • Introduction to the .NET Service Bus
  • Introduction to the .NET Access Control Service
  • Service Remoting with Service Bus
  • Eventing with the Service Bus

and more…

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