Azure SDK 2.3 for .NET Developers

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What is new in the Azure SDK for .NET 2.3

Add Azure resources when you create your app (Visual Studio 2013)

Easily provision and create websites or virtual machines in Azure, as well as PowerShell publishing scripts, from the new ASP.NET wizard.

Publish with ease (Visual Studio 2012 and 2013)

The Publish Web wizard is simpler to use—and now you can publish to Virtual Machines. You can also use generated PowerShell scripts to quickly deploy Azure Websites and virtual machines.

Diagnostics and debugging (Visual Studio 2012 and 2013)

Remotely diagnose application issues using new remote debugging for Virtual Machines and Mobile Services, and new native code debugging. Debug Cloud Services locally with Emulator Express.

Server Explorer (Visual Studio 2012 and 2013)

Use the new features in Server Explorer to create virtual machines, send messages for Notification Hubs, and view Website tracing and data logs for easier troubleshooting. The Websites node also enables you to remotely view and edit files from your site, which is useful for turning custom errors on or off.

For more details about new features and updates, check out these resources:

SDK 2.3 release notes

More Azure goodness with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

Install Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 to get these additional Azure features:

Mobile development

Leverage your .NET skills to create and deploy .NET Mobile Services for Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android apps directly from Visual Studio. Remotely diagnose application issues using new remote debugging Mobile Services.

JSON editing

The JSON editor now includes colorization, parsing, validation, and schema-driven IntelliSense.

More tools and libraries for .NET developers

Azure PowerShell cmdlets

Automate service management and service usage through PowerShell scripts. The latest release includes Resource Manager support along with new cmdlets for Websites, WebJobs, Deploy with Confidence, and Web Deploy.

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Azure Service Management SDK for .NET

Manage the creation, deployment, and destruction of Azure resources through a new .NET API.

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Azure .NET NuGet packages

Download .NET libraries for Service Bus, Storage, Caching, Media Services, and more.

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Azure Command Line Interface (X-Plat CLI)

Manage services and accomplish common tasks from a lightweight cross-platform command-line tool. The latest release includes Resource Manager support and additional new commands for managing Azure services.

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PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio brings native PowerShell language support directly into the IDE. In addition to basic editing features such as syntax highlighting and IntelliSense, it also provides more advanced features like debugging, project support, a command line console, and unit test adapter.

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