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What’s new in the Azure SDK for .NET 2.4
With Visual Studio Update 3, you can publish WebJobs from within Visual Studio. From a Console project, you can right-click and choose Publish as Azure WebJob to open a wizard that allows you to configure a WebJob task and deploy your job as part of an existing website or a new website. You can also add a WebJob to an existing Web project.
The new Configure context menu option allows you to view and edit properties of the VM including the endpoint, extension and disk configuration. You can also perform operations such as start, shutdown, connect and capture from the VM Configuration window. The VM Configuration window also lets you open multiple VMs at once so that you can easily compare configurations.
Clicking the Capture Image button in the VM Configuration window creates a VM image that you can use to create additional new virtual machines based on the image.
You can now remotely debug 32-bit virtual machines from Visual Studio. You can enable debugging on a specific instance of a virtual machine from the context menu in Server Explorer.
If you have logging enabled for Storage blob containers, tables or queues, you can now view the $logs blob container and $metrics tables directly from Server Explorer in Visual Studio.
For more details about new features and updates, have a look at these resources:
More Azure goodness with Visual Studio 2013 Update 3
Install Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 to get these additional Azure features:
When you create a Web API project, you can also create a Mobile Service to accompany it, which will enable you to quickly publish your project as you develop and test it. To provision a new mobile service, tick the checkbox to Host in the cloud in the New ASP.NET Project dialogue.
The Push Notification Wizard makes it easy to register your Windows Store or Windows Phone client for push notifications and it provides you with sample back-end logic to send push notifications. To invoke the wizard from a Mobile Services app, select the project in Solution Explorer, right-click and choose the Add > Push Notification command.
Notifications Hubs already has support for sending test notifications to your devices. Visual Studio Update 3 includes more tooling to enable you to view your device registrations, edit tags and delete registrations. To access the Notifications Hubs tooling, find the Notifications Hubs node in Server Explorer, right-click and choose Diagnose.
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