Exploring worker roles
To begin with, we're going to create a boiler-plate worker role in Visual Studio, run it locally, then publish it, and run it on Azure. It's possible to create a cloud service in the portal, then publish a project to it or upload a package.
It's also possible to automatically provision a cloud service during the first publish from Visual Studio, which is the approach we'll take.
Creating a worker role
We'll create the role using the following procedure:
- I've created a blank solution called
AzureBakery.Production, which is the start of our production business unit solution for the worker role, production data model, WPF management application, and Web API service.
- To create a worker role, right-click on the solution root in Visual ...