A few months ago Tom Hollander published a post on his blog about how to automate deployment of Windows Azure projects using MSBuild. While the approach documented in that post continues to work, Windows Azure SDK 1.6 has introduced some new capabilities for managing Windows Azure credentials and publishing settings, so Tom just published a new post, “Automated Build and Deployment with Windows Azure SDK 1.6”, which outlines how these new capabilities mean you’ll no longer need to manually manage details such as Subscription IDs, hosted service names and certificates. And because this approach relies on a few tools that are too big to share in a blog post, he’s also created the Windows Azure Build & Deployment Sample on MSDN, which contains all of the tools and sample projects described in his post.
Tom notes that he’ll keep the post up-to-date as the platform continues to evolve. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to post on his blog or on the Windows Azure Build & Deployment Sample page.
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