Windows Azure and Visual Studio enable you to build the most demanding cloud applications. This session focuses on the productivity enhancements in Visual Studio for constructing, debugging, deploying, and diagnosing cloud apps. We take a deep dive into constructing multi-tier cloud projects and making the most of the local emulator to test and debug. Then we show how it is easier than ever to connect your environment to Windows Azure and publish, leveraging in-place deployment upgrades, configuring multiple profiles for each target deployment environment, and tips and tricks for diagnostics like enabling Remote Desktop. Last, we show how to use Visual Studio to diagnose and fix real issues in the cloud, whether that is runtime errors or performance hot spots. Learn how to make the most of the productivity enhancements direct from the Azure tools team.