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Preparation of local Development Environment for Windows AZURE

Posted By: sreejukg     Posted Date: August 31, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
  The Windows Azure is the cloud services platform provided by Microsoft through Microsoft data centers. Windows Azure enables the developers to create applications running in the cloud by using Microsoft Visual Studio development environment and the Microsoft .NET Framework. In this article I am speaking about setting up a development environment that allows you to develop applications for cloud using visual studio and windows azure SDK. Prerequisites This article assumes that you already installed Visual studio 2010 and .Net framework 4 and SQL Server(Express editions of 2005 or 2008). Also you need windows vista sp1 or higher, windows 7, windows server 2008 as the OS for the development environment. This article has uses windows 7 to setup the environment. Enable IIS 7 on windows 7 You need to enable IIS 7 with ASP.Net. The steps to configure IIS 7 is as follows Navigate to start -> Control Panel ->Programs and Features. Select "Turn Windows Features On or Off". Under Internet Information Services, expand World Wide Web Services. Under Application Development Features, select ASP.NET. Under Common HTTP Features, select Static Content, the screen will look similar to the following Click OK to Install the selected features. Download windows Azure SDK You can download the windows azure SDK from msdn. Follow the link http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib

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