Windows Azure Helpers

Welcome to the Windows Azure Helpers. Originally this toolkit was built by Thuzi in collaboration with Microsoft to give the community a good starter kit for getting Facebook apps up and running in Windows Azure. Since then we have worked with Microsoft to get the Azure samples running in the Facebook C# SDK http://facebooksdk.codeplex.com and have made this toolkit more of a helper library to build Azure applications more quickly. We will have more samples and documentation to come very shortly.


Get a Windows Azure Trial Account
  • Try out a free Windows Azure account for 30 days with your Facebook app.
  • Go here, select "United States" and enter promocode FBPASS

You can watch our Channel 9 Videos @:
Getting started with the Windows Azure Toolkit for Facebook: http://bit.ly/getStartedAzureFB
Interview with Jim Zimmerman, CTO Thuzi and author of the Toolkit: http://bit.ly/InterviewJimZ

What does this Toolit include?

  • Windows Azure Toolkit - Simplified library for accessing Message Queues, Table Storage and Sql Server
  • Automated build scripts for one-click deployment from TFS 2010 to Azure

How do I get started?

  • Set up an Azure Account Link
  • Set up a database in Sql Azure Link
  • Set up a storage account in Azure for Table Storage, Message Queues and Blob Storage

Setting up Deployment in TFS 2010

  • Add a server ssl certificate to your account in Azure Link
  • Check azure cmdlets and documentation of powershell scripts Link
  • Modify the TFSBuild.proj file to include your path for where your builds are released on your server

Last edited Jul 20, 2011 at 9:06 PM by jimzim, version 28