Azure Management Libraries for .NET generally available now

Publicado el 27 abril, 2017

Principal Program Manager, Azure Developer Experience

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the new, simplified Azure management libraries for .NET for Compute, Storage, SQL Database, Networking, Resource Manager, Key Vault, Redis, CDN and Batch services.
Azure Management Libraries for .NET are open source –

Service | Feature Generally available Available as preview Coming Soon

Virtual machines and VM extensions
Virtual machine scale sets
Managed disks


Azure container services
Azure container registry

Storage Storage accounts   Encryption
SQL Database

Elastic pools


Virtual networks
Network interfaces
IP addresses
Routing table
Network security groups
Traffic managers

Load balancers
Application gateways

More services

Resource Manager
Key Vault

App service - Web apps
Service bus

Graph RBAC

Fundamentals Authentication – core Async methods  

Generally available means that developers can use these libraries in production with full support by Microsoft through GitHub or Azure support channels. Preview features are flagged in documentation comments in libraries.

In Spring 2016, based on .NET developer feedback, we started a journey to simplify the Azure management libraries for .NET. Our goal is to improve the developer experience by providing a higher-level, object-oriented API, optimized for readability and writability. These libraries are built on the lower-level, request-response style auto generated clients and can run side-by-side with auto generated clients.

We announced multiple previews of the libraries. During the preview period, early adopters provided us with valuable feedback and helped us prioritize features and Azure services to be supported. For example, we added support for asynchronous methods and Azure Service Bus.

You can download generally available libraries from

Working with the Azure Management Libraries for .NET

One C# statement to authenticate. One statement to create a virtual machine. One statement to modify an existing virtual network ... No more guessing about what is required vs. optional vs. non-modifiable.

Azure Authentication

One statement to authenticate and choose a subscription. The Azure class is the simplest entry point for creating and interacting with Azure resources.

IAzure azure = Azure.Authenticate(credFile).WithDefaultSubscription();

Create a Virtual Machine

You can create a virtual machine instance by using the define() … create() method chain.

var windowsVM = azure.VirtualMachines.Define("myWindowsVM")

Update a Virtual Machine

You can update a virtual machine instance by using an update() … apply() method chain.

    .WithNewDataDisk(20, lun, CachingTypes.ReadWrite)

Create a Virtual Machine Scale Set

You can create a virtual machine scale set instance by using another define() … create() method chain.

var virtualMachineScaleSet = azure.VirtualMachineScaleSets.Define(vmssName)
    .WithExistingPrimaryNetworkSubnet(network, "Front-end")
    .WithPrimaryInternetFacingLoadBalancerBackends(backendPoolName1, backendPoolName2)
    .WithPrimaryInternetFacingLoadBalancerInboundNatPools(natPool50XXto22, natPool60XXto23)
    .WithNewDataDisk(100, 1, CachingTypes.ReadWrite)
    .WithNewDataDisk(100, 2, CachingTypes.ReadWrite, StorageAccountTypes.StandardLRS)

Create a Network Security Group

You can create a network security group instance by using another define() … create() method chain.

var frontEndNSG = azure.NetworkSecurityGroups.Define(frontEndNSGName)
        .WithDescription("Allow SSH")
        .WithDescription("Allow HTTP")

Create a Web App

You can create a Web App instance by using another define() … create() method chain.

var webApp = azure.WebApps.Define(appName)

Create a SQL Database

You can create a SQL server instance by using another define() … create() method chain.

var sqlServer = azure.SqlServers.Define(sqlServerName)
    .WithNewFirewallRule(firewallRuleStartIpAddress, firewallRuleEndIpAddress)

Then, you can create a SQL database instance by using another define() … create() method chain.

var database = sqlServer.Databases.Define(databaseName)

Sample Code

You can find plenty of sample code that illustrates management scenarios (69+ end-to-end scenarios) for Azure.

Service Management Scenario
Virtual Machines
Virtual Machines - parallel execution
Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Networking - DNS
Traffic Manager
Application Gateway
SQL Database
Redis Cache
App Service - Web Apps on Windows
App Service - Web Apps on Linux
Service Bus
Resource Groups
Key Vault


Start using Azure Management Libraries for .NET today!

Start using these libraries today. It is easy to get started. You can run the samples above.

As always, we like to hear your feedback via comments on this blog or by opening issues in GitHub or via e-mail to