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Windows Azure: Developing and Deploying Cloud Apps in Visual Studio 2010

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You'll find direct support for building Windows Azure applications in Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. We'll walk you through using Visual Studio 2010 for the entirety of the Windows Azure application development lifecycle.

Jim Nakashima

MSDN Magazine April 2010

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Today i have xp pro with visual studio 2005 and going to change to windows 7 with 64 bit.

Will upgrade to Visual Studio 2010 with 64 bit.

Is that a problem going from visual stuidio 2005 (32bit) to visual studio 2010 (64bit) ? Anything i should think about or if anybody had problems with this ?

The server I will deploy my webapplication is windows server 2003 (32bit).
Will it be ok to deploy webapplications that are build in vs2010 (64 bit) but deployed on a server with 32 bit ?

Maybe this is obvious to some people but I have to ask cause I'm not sure about this.

Thanks in advance






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