Windows Azure for .NET Developers
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What is new in the Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.2
Access Windows Azure resources through Visual Studio by signing in with your Microsoft account or organisational account as an alternative to loading a subscription publish settings file.
You can now view SQL Databases in Server Explorer and open them in SQL Server Object Explorer. To connect to a database, just select it, enter your credentials and click Connect—you do not need to look up the server name or use a connection string to access the database.
Start a live debugging session to debug an app running on Windows Azure Websites directly from Visual Studio.
Start a live debugging session to debug an app running on Windows Azure Cloud Services directly from Visual Studio.
For more details about new features and updates, check out these resources:
More tools and libraries for .NET developers
Automate service management and service usage through PowerShell scripts.
Manage the creation, deployment and destruction of Windows Azure resources through a new .NET API.
Download .NET libraries for Service Bus, Storage, Caching, Media Services, and more.