Setting up Visual Studio
After creating account, we
can proceed with setting up the development environment.
Windows Azure applications
can be developed in multiple environments.
- Visual Studio 2008, 2010
- Standalone SDK
In this article, we are
focusing on setting up SDK for Visual Studio.
Open the url: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/sdk/
and click on the Get Tools & SDK button.
On clicking the button an
executable named WindowsAzureToolsVS2010.exe
will be downloaded. Run the
executable and it will be installing the needed tools for Visual Studio.
The installer above will
be installing all the required features including Azure Tools, SDK, ASP.NET
MVC, IIS settings, hotfixes etc.
After the installation,
you can start the Visual Studio and from the New Project dialog box you can view the Azure Project item.
SDK Tool Runtime Components
Following are some of the
important components of runtime.
Windows Azure Compute Emulator This is the tool that enables local Azure
environment for developing and testing applications.
Windows Azure Storage Emulator This is the tool that enable storage (Blob, Queue,
Table) services in the local machine.
SDK Support for Other Languages
There is SDK support for
other languages like:
You can read the known
issues associated with the latest SDK 1.5 release.