Azure Simplified Part 1: Getting started with Windows Azure

To get started with Windows Azure,

1. Get the Azure tools for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 here.

2. To configure you machine for Azure, make sure you follow the instructions on the same page.

3. Installing it should give you these in the StartMenu,

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4. Open up Visual Studio 2008 (run as Administrator) and create a new ‘Cloud Service’ project,

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If you don’t run Visual Studio as admin, you’ll get this,

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5. Next, create a ASP.NET Web Role,

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(I’ll discuss the different roles in another post.)

6. In your Solution Explorer, you should see now,

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7. Open the Default.aspx and add “Hello Azure!” inside the div element,

<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <div>"Hello Azure!"</div>
    </form>
</body>

8. Press F5 to run the application, you should see on first run,

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9. And, if all goes well, you should see,

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About soumya chattopadhyay
I live and work in Seattle, WA. I work with Microsoft technologies, and I'm especially interested in C#.

2 Responses to Azure Simplified Part 1: Getting started with Windows Azure

  1. Pingback: Azure Simplified Series « I.Net

  2. Ganesh says:

    This is exactly what I wanted. Very precise article and a developer like me can get a quick start. Thanks soumya!

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