Windows Azure for .NET Developers
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What’s new in the Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.2
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 don’t 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.