|Windows Azure 1.3 SDK available for download|
|Thursday, 02 December 2010|
The latest version of the Windows Azure SDK has been released and it includes the beta of the Virtual Machine (VM) Role which takes Azure in a new direction.
Previously Azure has been a way to run ASP .NET web sites in the cloud. You could, if you knew how, get at the virtual machine that was running the web app and breakout of the box built around you to. Now the latest edition of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio add the ability to run Virtual Machines of your own.
Basically you have to use Windows 2008 R2 to create a custom VHD image which can then be hosted by the Azure servers. This is a lot more like the sort of service offered by Amazon's EC2 system. The estimated price is $0.05 per compute hour.
Version 1.3 has the following new features:
To take advantage of these new features you need to be accepted on to the VM Role and Windows Azure Connect CTP programs.
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