Windows Azure: March 2009 CTP!!!
OK folks, so all the announcements have been made for Mix, so it’s time to get cranking!
We have a new release of tools and SDK bits.
First, you’ll need to install some pre-reqs, but only if you are going to exploit some of the new capabilities:
Hotfix: Native Debugging Improvements (Tools only; and only if you intend to do native debugging)
Hotfix: Support for FastCGI on the Development Fabric (SDK and Tools; but only if you intend to use the FastCGI capabilities)
IIS7.0 URL Rewrite Module (SDK Only; and only if you are using URL rewrite rules)
If you don’t plan to use native code, FastCGI or URL rewriting, then don’t worry about the pre-reqs above.
Then, the tools and/or SDK. One big thing to note about the March release is we now have two install options:
- If you don’t use Visual Studio, then you can download the standalone Windows Azure SDK here, or
- If you use Visual Studio, then you can now get an all up VS Tools for Windows Azure and Windows Azure SDK installer here.