Chapter 2. Your first steps with a web role

This chapter covers

  • Building a basic website
  • Signing up for Azure
  • Deploying your first cloud application

With the first chapter out of the way, you should have gotten a feeling for the lay of the land, installed the Windows Azure SDK, and run a Hello World application locally. Let’s dive right in to building a website to run on Azure. In this chapter, we’ll cover all the steps involved:

  • Starting a new Visual Studio project
  • Building the XHTML and code for the website
  • Running and debugging the site locally
  • Deploying the site to the Azure staging environment
  • Moving the site to the Azure production environment

Don’t let these steps daunt you. If you’ve ever developed a website with ASP.NET, you’re already ...

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