Windows Azure Software Development Kit (February 2010) – Version 1.1

Overview

The Windows Azure platform is an internet-scale cloud computing services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. The Windows Azure platform, which provides a range of functionality to build applications that span from consumer Web to enterprise scenarios, includes a cloud services operating system and a set of developer services. Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Azure and Microsoft Windows Azure platform AppFabric are the key components of the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure provides developers on-demand compute and storage capabilities to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft data centers.

Windows Azure is elastic, flexible, and interoperable. With Windows Azure developers can achieve high levels of service availability and application interoperability while maintaining freedom of choice.

The Windows Azure SDK provides developers with the tools and APIs needed to develop, deploy, and manage scalable services in Windows Azure.

New in the February 2010 SDK

  • Windows Azure Drive: Enable a Windows Azure application to use existing NTFS APIs to access a durable drive. This allows the Windows Azure application to mount a page blob as a drive letter, such as X:, and enables easily migration of existing NTFS applications to the cloud.
  • OS Version support: Allows a Windows Azure application to choose the appropriate Guest OS to run on in the cloud.

For more information and to download the Windows Azure Software Development Kit (February 2010) – Version 1.1, please visit [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dba6a576-468d-4ef6-877e-b14e3c865d3a]
 
 
 
Posted by: Eric Lam
Location: Canberra/Australia
Category: Microsoft Technologies
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