1. Download the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit
2. Configure your local machine
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista
- Windows Vista SP1 (when installing on Windows Vista)
- IIS 7.0 (with ASP.NET, WCF HTTP Activation and optionally CGI)
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 RC, or Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1
- SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (or above)
- Hotfix: Native Debugging Improvements (not required for Visual Studio 2010)
- Hotfix: Improve Visual Studio Stability (not required for Windows 7 RC or later)
- Hotfix: Support for FastCGI on the Development Fabric (not required for Windows 7 RC or later, or Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later)
- Purchase the Windows Azure platform offer that best meets your needs. (refer to our offer page)
- Create a New Windows Azure Storage Project (If Needed)
If you need cloud storage using Windows Azure, follow these steps.
- Login to the Windows Azure Portal at http://windows.azure.com.
- Click New Project, and then select Storage Account.
- Enter a project label (such as davidtododb) and click Next. Enter the same name for the Storage Account Name. Check to make sure the account is available and then click Create.
- Deploy your Application
- On the Windows Azure Portal, click New Project, and then select Hosted Service.
- Enter a project label (such as davidMyToDo) and click Next. Enter the same name for the Account Name. Check to make sure the account is available and then click Create.
- When the project screen appears, click Deploy.
- For the app package, upload AppName.cspkg.
- For the Configuration setting, upload ServiceConfiguration.cscfg.
- Enter v1 as the label for deployment. Click Deploy.
- Once the package has updated, click Run. This may take a few minutes to complete.
- Once the package is running, click the Swap button between Staging and Production to promote your service to production.
- Click the URL to access your application.