Enabling the Azure SDK


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The Azure SDK for .NET helps you create, configure, build, debug, run, and package scalable Web applications and services on Azure.

You can download the Azure SDK from the New Project dialog box.


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To enable the Azure SDK

  1. On the File menu, create a new project. (Click New and then click Project.)

  2. Expand the node for either Visual Basic or C# and then click Cloud.

  3. In the middle pane, select Get Azure SDK for .NET, and then click OK.

    Follow the instructions in the installer.


    To install the Azure Tools, you must have Internet Information Services 7.0 and the ASP.NET Application Development components installed. If these components are not installed, Azure Tools Setup will prompt you to install them.

See Also

Getting Started with Azure
Azure Community