Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft® data centers.
How to setup Windows Azure Development Platform.
First we need download and Install the Windows Azure SDK Kit. This SDK helps developers to Develop ,Deploy and mange Services in Windows Azure.
Here is the ULR where you can download Windows Azure SDK CTP 2009 WINDOWS AZURE DEVELOPER SDK .
After installing the AZURE SDK it will add new Templates as shown below.
Windows Azure SDK includes two Development utilities this helps us to develop or simulates Windows Azure application (Cloud Services) in our local machine.
1) The Development Fabric- This tool helps us to run and test Windows Azure application locally before deploying into Cloud.
2) The Development Storage-This simulates the Blob, Queue, and Table Storage services available in the cloud
This picture shows I have hosted one Web Cloud Service name as SreeniCloudSvc.
stay tuned Part-2 I will show you how to develop Application for Windows Azure .