Niraj Bhatt – Architect's Blog

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Installations for Setting up Windows Azure

Recently I had to format my machine and then had to go through the pain of setting it up again. I always have Windows Azure bits running on my machine. Hence, I thought of sharing related links which I have kept handy, hoping in case you have fresh machine to start with it would be helpful to you as well. Quick note to check the date of this blog post as the steps outlined could have been outdated (though I would try my best to revise the post as much as possible). Below are tools / SDKs one would ideally install after installing VS.NET 2010 (and SQL Server Express).

a) Windows Azure SDK and tools for Visual Studio – The latest release of Windows Azure SDK is 1.4. If you want to install SDK and corresponding tooling for Visual Studio you can use the bundle – ‘VSCloudService.exe’. I would encourage you to follow the steps outlined in the Instructions section of the download page.

b) Windows Identity Foundation Runtime – One would need this runtime for working with Windows Azure AppFabric components like Service Bus and Access Control Service

c) Windows Identity Foundation SDK – Apart from providing samples this WIF SDK provides tooling for Visual Studio making the WIF work experience a breeze

d) Windows Azure AppFabric SDK V 1.0 – The necessary SDK to work with Windows Azure Appfabric

e) Windows Azure AppFabric SDK V 2.0 – This update provides access to latest components of Windows Azure AppFabric like Caching Service and few enhancements to the existing components

Hope this helps!!!

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