May CTP of Windows Azure SDK Released, Including Visual Studio 2010 Support

Today we released new versions of the Windows Azure SDK and the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio.  Both are available now on http://dev.windowsazure.com.  The major news is support for the recently released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1.

What’s new in Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio?

Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio now supports using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to develop scalable web applications and services deployed to Windows Azure. The update is now available at http://dev.windowsazure.com.  It also installs the May CTP of the Windows Azure SDK. The Windows Azure Tools CTP specifically includes:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 support
  • Update for Visual Studio 2008 support
  • Improved integration with the Development Fabric and Storage services to improve the reliability of debug and run of Cloud Services from Visual Studio
  • Enhanced robustness and stability

What’s new in Windows Azure SDK?

Developers will be able to take advantage of the Windows Azure CTP improvements via the Windows Azure SDK update which is now available for download at http://dev.windowsazure.com .  The SDK update includes:

  • Enhanced robustness and stability
  • Improved Visual Studio integration with Development Fabric and Development Storage