Windows Azure Tools and SDK 1.1 (February 2010)

With Windows Azure official launch there is available new version of Windows Azure Tools and SDK 1.1. Also there are updated and new sample applications available in MSDN Code Library.

Most important features are:

  • Windows Azure Drive: Enable a Windows Azure application to use existing NTFS APIs to access a durable drive. This allows the Windows Azure application to mount a page blob as a drive letter, such as X:, and enables easy migration of existing NTFS applications to the cloud.
  • OS Version Support: Allows a Windows Azure application to choose the appropriate Guest OS to run on in the cloud.
  • C# and VB Project creation support for creating a Windows Azure Cloud Service solution with multiple roles.
  • Some bug fixes.

This version of Windows Azure Tools and SDK supports Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Studio 2010 upcoming Release Candidate. For Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 you should still useNovember 2009 release of SDK and tools.

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Thanks to Windows Azure Team for this information.

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Gunnar Peipman

Gunnar Peipman is ASP.NET, Azure and SharePoint fan, Estonian Microsoft user group leader, blogger, conference speaker, teacher, and tech maniac. Since 2008 he is Microsoft MVP specialized on ASP.NET.

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