Thursday, January 15, 2009

January 2009 Update to Windows Azure SDK and Visual Studio Tools CTPs Available for Download

The Windows Azure team’s Updated SDK and Tools for Visual Studio Available Now post of 1/14/2009 announces a refresh to the Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure tools for Visual Studio.

  1. Download Windows Azure SDK January 2009 CTP (v. of 1/14/2009)
  2. Download Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2008 January 2009 CTP (v. 1.0 of 1/14/2009)

According to the Azure team’s post, the new CTP offers:

    • Improved integration with Visual Studio
    • Performance improvements with execution and debugging scenarios
    • Improvements to Storage Client and ASP.Net provider samples
    • Added support to debug Silverlight in a web role
    • Bug and performance fixes based on customer feedback

Be sure to read the release notes before installing the SDK update: Windows Azure SDK CTP Release Notes.

Read the instructions on the download page before running the VSCloudService.msi installer for Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio January 2009 CTP.

Note: This is the second post to the Windows Azure team blog. The first post was Introducing Windows Azure on 10/27/2008.