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Windows Azure SDK 2.0 Released

05.21.2013
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So what’s new?

Web Sites – VS Tooling for diagnostics, management, and simplified publishing

Cloud Services Diagnostics – VS Tooling for configuring and viewing diagnostics data on a live service without redeployment

Cloud Services – Support for newly available high memory VM sizes

Storage – Storage client 2.0 in new projects + VS Server Explorer Tooling for working with Service Bus – Updated client library with support for browsing messages, the message pump programming model, and auto-deleting idle messaging entities .

In 2.0, you can now create and delete Windows Azure tables, add/edit/delete table entities from Visual Studio server explorer itself. This saves you time and allows you to use Visual Studio as the single tool you need to build apps using tables.

Get Thee the Bits!

You can download the new SDK from WindowsAzure.com or the Web Platform Installer.

In addition, Windows Azure PowerShell (separate download) has moved to PowerShell 3.0 while adding numerous commands for Web Sites, Cloud Services, VMs, and more.  You can find the full change log here.

 

New Sizes for You

You can see what the two new high memory instance sizes that are now available on this updated chart.

Virtual Machine SizeCPU CoresMemoryDisk Space for Cloud ServicesDisk Space for Virtual MachinesAllocated Bandwidth (Mbps)Maximum data disks (1 TB each)Maximum IOPS (500 maximum per disk)

Extra Small-A0 

Shared

768 MB

19 GB

20 GB

5

1

1×500

Small- A1 

1

1.75 GB

224 GB

70 GB

100

2

2×500

Medium- A2 

2

3.5 GB

489 GB

135 GB

200

4

4×500

Large-A3

4

7 GB

999 GB

285 GB

400

8

8×500

Extra Large- A4 

8

14 GB

2,039 GB

605 GB

800

16

16×500

A6

4

28 GB

999 GB

285 GB

1,000

8

8×500

A7

8

56 GB

2,039 GB

605 GB

2,000

16

16×500

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