Episode 146: Azure Tooling in Visual Studio with Boris Scholl and Catherine Wang
In this episode Nick Harris and Chris Risner are joined by Boris Scholl and Catherine Wang, Program Managers on the Azure Tools Team. In this session Boris and Catherine demonstrate Visual Studio tooling to create new web projects which will also generate either an Azure Web Site or Azure Virtual Machine automatically. When using this new tooling, PowerShell scripts are also generated to make it even easier to automate deploying to Azure. Configuration files make using the PowerShell scripts easy to use to push to different environments (i.e. Test, Staging, Production). Custom build steps are shown to script building the website and handling the deployment. They also demonstrate how to connect this build process into Visual Studio Online and how to enable remote debugging of Virtual Machines for a whole team (as opposed to an individual developer).