What's New in the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ

Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ Releases

This article contains information on the various releases and latest updates to the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ.

Note

There is also an Azure Toolkit for the Eclipse IDE. For more information, see Azure Toolkit for Eclipse.

April 14, 2017

The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ - April 2017 release includes the following enhancements:

August 26, 2016

The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ - August 2016 release includes the following enhancements:

  • Custom JDK Distributions. The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ now supports specifying and deploying an arbitrary JDK version to your Azure WebApp container:
    • In addition to the JDKs provided by Azure, you can also choose from a wide selection of Zulu OpenJDK versions made available on Azure by Azul Systems.
    • You can also specify your own JDK distribution if you upload it as a ZIP file to your storage account.
  • Enhancements to the Azure Explorer view:
    • Support for Virtual Machine management using Azure's new Resource Manager model: you can list, create and delete resource manager-based virtual machines without leaving the IDE.
    • Support for Storage Account blob management using Azure's Resource Manager, which complements the existing functionality for managing "classic" storage accounts.
  • Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.0 for SQL Server. This update includes the latest JDBC driver for Microsoft SQL Server (v6.0), which is now included as a library that you can easily add to your Java projects, thereby replacing the older version.

June 29, 2016

The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ - June 2016 release includes the following enhancements:

  • Java 8 Requirement. The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ now requires Java 8, although this requirement is only for the toolkit - your applications can continue to use all versions of Java that are supported by Azure.
  • Support for the latest Java JDKs. The latest versions of the Java JDKs are now supported by the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ.
  • Support for Azure SDK v2.9.1. The latest version of the Azure SDK is now the minimum pre-requisite for the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ.
  • Integrated Samples. The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ now features several sample applications to help developers get started.
  • HDInsight Tool Integration. Azure's HDInsight Tools are now bundled with the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ. For more information, see HDInsight Tools Plugin for IntelliJ.
  • Remote Debugging of Java Web Apps. The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ now supports remote debugging of Java web apps on Azure App Service.

April 12, 2016

The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ - April 2016 release includes the following enhancements:

  • Support for Azure SDK v2.9.0. The latest version of the Azure SDK is now the minimum pre-requisite for the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ.
  • Miscellaneous usability, responsiveness and performance improvements related to Azure Web App support. A number of performance optimizations in how the Toolkit communicates with Azure result in a more responsive UI.
  • Ability to delete an existing Web Application container in Azure from within IntelliJ. The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ now allows you to delete an existing Azure Web container without leaving IntelliJ.

Next steps

For more information about the Azure toolkits for Java IDEs, see the following links:

For more information about using Java with Azure, see the Azure Java Developer Center and the Java Tools for Visual Studio Team Services.