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:
More Azure goodness with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2
Install Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 to get these additional Azure features:
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.
The JSON editor now includes colorization, parsing, validation, and schema-driven IntelliSense.
More tools and libraries for .NET developers
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.Learn More