Microsoft has recently released a new Windows Azure Toolkit designed to help developers take advantage of the newly released Windows 8 Developer Preview build. Which means you can now start making cool apps.
Using this toolkit, developers can now make Metro apps that harness the powers of Azure — Microsoft’s Cloud platform.
Developers Receive Azure Toolkit For Windows 8
Windows Azure Compute and Storage is Microsoft’s cloud service and the new toolkit for it allows developers to easily make Metro apps for Windows 8 that will harness the features of Azure. The new toolkit especially designed for this purpose.
Announcing at the BUILD conference at Anaheim California, Microsoft Server and Tools President Satya Nadella said that the new toolkit not only provides guidance for the new OS but also provides templates to help developers start on projects for Windows 8 apps that can connect to and take advantage of Azure.
It includes a special Windows 8 cloud application template for development within Visual Studio, which is aimed at making it easier for developers to make Metro apps that connect to Azure.
Easy App-Making Template Simplifies Cloud App Making For Windows 8 And Azure
The Azure toolkit was announced earlier this year with developmental support for iOS, Android and of course, Windows Phone. This toolkit allows developers to speed up the process of app creation for these major mobile platforms.
The toolkit carries more than this though. There’s a dependency checker, WNS Recipe, Dev 11 projects and more. The toolkit can be found here.