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Intro to Windows Azure

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What’s new in the Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.2

New SQL Database node in Server Explorer

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.

Remote debugging for websites

Start a live debugging session to debug an app running on Windows Azure Websites directly from Visual Studio.

Remote debugging for cloud services

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:

What’s new in the Visual Studio Tools for Windows Azure

SDK 2.2 release notes

More tools and libraries for .NET developers

Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets

Automate service management and service usage through PowerShell scripts.

Windows Azure Service Management SDK for .NET

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

Windows Azure .NET NuGet packages

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