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In order to complete the walkthroughs included in this section, the following components should be installed:

  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Windows Azure SDK - you can download the Windows Azure SDK in one of two formats:
    • The Windows Azure SDK, as a standalone product. If you are using a development environment other than Microsoft Visual Studio, download this format.
    • The Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, which includes the Windows Azure SDK and an integrated set of tools for developing Windows Azure services in Visual Studio. If you are using Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008 SP1, Visual Web Developer 2010, or Visual Web Developer 2008, download this format.