Creating a Cloud Application
Microsoft Windows Azure continues to mature and offers many scenarios for developers, including data storage, service bus solutions, mobile web services, websites, and much more. Visual Studio is built to integrate with Azure. You get started by downloading and installing the Azure SDK for .NET (VS 2015) 2.5. This includes Visual Studio 2015 tools and project templates along with various Azure emulators.
You can download the Azure SDK for Visual Studio 2015 from the site: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/
You can work directly with Azure inside of Visual Studio by selecting the Host in the Cloud option from the new ASP.NET Project dialog as shown back in Figure 1.11 (bottom right). When you select ...