Windows azure development setup


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Windows azure development setup

  1. 1. Windows Azure Development Setup.What is Windows Azure? Windows Azure is the platform provided by the Microsoft for developing cloud services.Windows azure is the Operating System which runs in the data centers of Microsoft, byusing windows azure we can develop, manage and runs the services in the cloudenvironment without buying any hardware. Windows azure provides the necessaryfeatures for hosting our services in the cloud. Windows Azure also provides the softwaredevelopment kit (SDK) and tools for visual studio to develop the services in ourcomputer.Why Windows Azure?Companies have established infrastructure for their current working. When there is aneed to scale up the existing services for some time period, companies need to increasetheir hardware and other setup to meet the requirement. This is not one day process;this takes months of planning, design and implementation, and also costlier process.insuch situations the cloud computing is azure provides the establishedstructure (Hardware, server, switches, router, os, etc.) to users. We need to only developservices in local environment and deploy these services in the windows azure whichcharge only on the basis of uses. This saves the lots of money of companies those investin establishment for providing services. Windows azure is for everyone who needhardware setup to establish their business, those needs only to develop services anddeploy them in the windows azure. That’s it!System requirements:Operating System:  Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server.Software• Visual Studio .NET 2008/2010 SP+• .NET Framework 3.5+• Windows Azure SDK: You can download SDK from:• Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio:
  2. 2. You can download Tools from:• SQL Server 2008 Express. For more information visit: windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure tools for Visualstudio 2010.Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, which includes the Windows AzureSDK, extends Visual Studio 2010 to enable the creation, configuration, building,debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications andservices on Windows Azure.Method 1: Install Standalone setup.Download: 2: install from Visual Studio Template. 1. Start VS 2010 from Start->All Programs->Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  3. 3. Visual studio 2010 is started.2. Click on File->New->Project A New Project window is opened.
  4. 4. 3. Select cloud Template in the left hand side, and click ok. Itdisplays following window if SDK and Tools are not installed.
  5. 5. 4. Click Download Windows Azure Tools to download SDK andTools for visual studio. This will take to the installation page.
  6. 6. 5. Click on Install displays a pop up window as shownbelow.6. Click on again displays a pop up window of securitywarning as shown below.
  7. 7. 7. Click on run. It downloads the web Platform Installer.8. Wait until Web Platform installer loads Windows Azure Toolsfor Microsoft Visual Studio
  8. 8. 9. Required tools are loaded now Click on install.
  9. 9. 10. It shows the product list to be installed. Scroll down to seeall the tools. Which installs all the required and dependenttools?
  10. 10. 11. Click on I Accept. It starts downloading and installation.Wait until it gets installed.
  11. 11. 12. You get a message of successful installation. Click Finish andrestart system. Sometimes you will get the message of failure,then restart VS and try again.
  12. 12. Now our setup to develop Windows azure services is completed. Now we can develop azure services in visual studio and run them in our computer with the help of SDK we have installed. The SDK provides an environment called as Developer Fabric which runs our created services in windows azure environment in our local computer.Modified