May 2nd, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Releases Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET


by STB Blogger

Announcing the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET

Microsoft enables customers to build even better cloud solutions with the release of Windows Azure SDK v2.0 for .NET. These new capabilities include:

  • Web Sites: Visual Studio Tooling updates for Publishing, Management, and for Diagnostics.
  • Cloud Services: Support for the new high memory VM sizes, Faster Cloud Service publishing & Visual Studio Tooling for configuring and viewing diagnostics data. 
  • Storage: Storage Client 2.0 is now included in new projects & Visual Studio Server Explorer now supports working with Storage Tables.
  • Service Bus: Updated client library with message pump programming model support, support for browsing messages, and auto-deleting idle messaging entities.
  • PowerShell Automation: Updated support for PowerShell 3.0 and new PowerShell commands for automating Web Sites, Cloud Services, VMs and more.


The SDK can now be downloaded from the Windows Azure .NET Database Center, and other enhancements are available to use immediately. Like all of the other Windows Azure SDKs provided by Microsoft, the Windows Azure SDK for .NET is a fully open source project (Apache 2 license).

For more information on this announcement, read Scott Guthrie’s blog post.