Three Azure Announcements on August Three

Yesterday there was a flurry of announcements from the Windows Azure team, they were 3 for 3 on August 3. As there were three significant ones on the same day, I thought that warranted a blog post.

New Release of the Platform Training kit

A new release of the best resource going to learn about Windows Azure. Even if you’re experienced with the platform, it’s worth re-visiting this from time to time as the training kit is constantly evolving and getting richer.

You can get the training kit here.

New release of Windows Azure tools for Visual Studio 2010

Highlights are:

  • Profile applications running in Windows Azure
  • Create ASP.Net MVC3 Web Roles
  • Manage multiple service configurations in one cloud project
  • Improved validation of Windows Azure packages

You can download (using the Web Platform Installer) the tools here.

Windows Azure Storage Analytics

Logs and metrics around your Windows Azure storage (blobs, tables, queues) usage.


The Windows Azure team blog can be found at

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