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The Azure DocumentDB team is pleased to announce DocumentDB integration with Visual Studio’s Cloud Explorer. You can now explore your DocumentDB resources within your favorite IDE. Through this integration, you can view and modify your DocumentDB data while building your application all within the same Visual Studio Environment.


Get started

That’s it! Visual Studio Cloud Explorer will automatically open when you load Visual Studio.

If your Azure subscription is linked to a different Windows Live ID, click Account settings in the top right corner.


In the Account settings window, click Add an account and enter your Windows Live ID credentials.



In Visual Studio’s Cloud Explorer, you can view all your DocumentDB accounts, databases, collections and documents.


When starting new applications, grab your DocumentDB endpoint and keys from your account’s properties.


View and modify documents directly inside your Visual Studio JSON editor.


Your document edits will be saved directly into your DocumentDB database.



Next steps

Try out DocumentDB today by signing up for a free trial and create a DocumentDB account. If you need any help or have questions, please reach out to us through the developer forums on StackOverflow or schedule a 1:1 chat with the DocumentDB engineering team.

Want to see more functionality in the Cloud Explorer? Give us your feedback on our user voice.

Stay up-to-date on the latest DocumentDB news and features by following us on Twitter @DocumentDB.

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