Visual Studio 2013 + Windows Azure SDK

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  • Hi MollyBos,

    Thank you for sharing!

    This article is useful to me, The Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.2 will be released in the next few days, and this is exciting to me.

    Best Regards

    Friday, October 18, 2013 2:15 AM
  • Just installed 2013 RTM, and cannot upgrade my vs 2012 solution, because the azure projects are not supported.

    When I try to reinstall azure sdk 2.1 (following the link of the first post) the web platform installer offers:

    "Windows Azure SDK for .NET (VS 2013 Preview/RC) - 2.1"

    Is this SDK still a beta product? Is it safe to use for production and with 2013 RTM?

    Friday, October 18, 2013 7:57 AM
  • The page above does not mention the VS2013 RTM scenario.

    Apart from waiting for Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.2 is there anything we can do today?

    If Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.2 is not available then a big part of VS2013 is not available to us.


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    Friday, October 18, 2013 10:39 AM
  • Is there a reason why only Mobile Services, SQL Databases, and Web Sites show up under the Windows Azure node in Server Explorer?  
    Friday, October 18, 2013 3:40 PM
  • In order to support new Windows Azure related features (such as the Push Notification Wizard), Visual Studio 2013 includes a component of the Windows Azure Tools (such as the Mobile Services node in Server Explorer) but not the complete Tools (which will continue to be released as its own product, separate from Visual Studio).


    Friday, October 18, 2013 4:17 PM
  • @ryanbillingsley -- As Phil Hoff - MSFT described, you'll see these two nodes by default when you install some editions of VS 2013, because we have features "in the box" for these services.

    You'll need to install the Windows Azure SDK for .NET (which includes the Visual Studio Tools for Windows Azure) to see the full set of Windows Azure services and management capabilities within Visual Studio 2013.  You can follow the instructions here: to install the SDK version 2.1.  Note that when you run the installer, you'll see "VS 2013 Preview/RC" listed in the feed name, but this release is compatible with VS 2013 RTM as well. 

    Friday, October 18, 2013 4:39 PM
  • if you already have VS2013 RTM, the Azure SDK 2.1 feed (this is release product) will install all the Azure Azure SDK bit for you. if no VS2013/VWD2013 on the machine, the Azure SDK 2.1 feed will install VWD2013 RC (not RTM release) and all the Azure SDK 2.1 bits.

    Friday, October 18, 2013 4:42 PM
  • @Xpert360 -- thanks for your question; I just updated the page to try to clarify this.  The SDK 2.1 is compatible with VS 2013, so you can get started using VS 2013 RTM + SDK 2.1 right away.  You'll need to install VS 2013 RTM first. When you launch the SDK all-in-one installer, you'll see "VS 2013 Preview/RC" listed, but this release works with VS 2013 RTM as well. 
    Friday, October 18, 2013 4:47 PM
  • Azure SDK 2.1 is RTM'ed product that is compatible to use with VS 2013, so it is safe to use.  In a few days, we will be releasing Azure SDK 2.2 RTM, which will include some new features for Azure. 
    Friday, October 18, 2013 4:59 PM
  • @MollyBos Ah got it to work.  I thought I had the right tools version installed, but needed the Preview version.  Thanks!
    Friday, October 18, 2013 5:25 PM
  • The Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.2 is available now!  Get it here:

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:29 PM