Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles

I am excited to share the release of the Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles. This accelerator makes it quick and easy for you to deploy one or more websites across multiple Web Role instances using Web Deploy. While the Windows Azure Tools & SDK provide support for Web Deploy it is limited to a single instance, does not preserve state on role lifecycle events, and can only be used for development and testing purposes. This accelerator expands on the capabilities of the Windows Azure Tools & SDK to enable Web Deploy in production scenarios. The Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles contains the following features: · Deploy sites to Windows Azure in less than 30 seconds · Enables deployments to multiple Web Role instances using Web Deploy · Saves Web Deploy packages & IIS configuration in Windows Azure storage to provide durability · A web administrator portal for managing web sites deployed to the role · The ability to upload and manage SSL certificates · Simple logging and diagnostics tools  

Call To Action

· Try the Accelerator. It is easy to download, install, and deploy. You can download the bits here: http://waawebroles.codeplex.com/releases/ · Watch the Screen cast. The screen cast explains exactly how to use the accelerator in under 6 minutes. Watch it here: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Getting-Started-with-the-Windows-Azure-Accelerator-for-Web-Roles  

Resources

Channel 9 Video: Getting Started with the Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles

Intro Blog Post: Introducing the Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles Full details, instructions, and documentation are available on CodePlex