After playing with Windows Azure Application development SDK I decided to show what are the steps involved to complete a simple Windows Azure application in local Fabric development and moving the sample application to MS Windows Azure portal that is CLOUD environment.
First let us look at the local development environment setup.
To setup Azure local environment you need to install the following tools in your local machine.
1) .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1.
2) IIS 7.0 (with ASP.NET and WCF HTTP Activation).
3) VS.NET 2008 with SP1 ( development IDE).
4) Windows Azure Software Development Kit (January 2009 CTP)
5) SQL Server 2005 0r 2008 Express
6) Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio January 2009 CTP
Developing a Application on Windows Azure
Please refer my blog post http://mstecharchitect.blogspot.com/2009/01/windows-azure-application-development_19.html developing a application on Windows Azure.
Once you developed and tested in your local environment now you can publish the Azure service on cloud environment. to do that you need to have storage account on MS Azure portal.
go to this link and sign up for the Azure storage account Sign up for Azure storage account
Once we test our application local fabric development environment now we can publish to cloud .
Right click on project you created and select publish this will launch windows explorer and shows the location where Package and configuration files stored in local machine.
Click deploy button you asked to select Package and Configuration settings
now click deploy button this will load your package from local fabric environment to CLOUD.
Now click run button to run you cloud service application we just deployed in Staging.
Now your application is started. in staging it will provide the URL like
Web Site URL:
19dde280-8372-4007-8c4f-00d12c2910a6.cloudapp.net click this url to run your cloud Application.