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About This Release of the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Microsoft Azure

Retired Content

This content and the technology described is outdated and is no longer being maintained. For more information, see Transient Fault Handling.

Target Audience

This guidance is intended for software architects and software developers working with applications that will be deployed to Microsoft Azure. To get the greatest benefit from this guidance, you should have an understanding of the following technologies:

  • Microsoft Azure
  • SQL Azure
  • Microsoft Visual C#
  • Microsoft .NET Framework

System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for using Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Microsoft Azure:

  • Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
  • Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure SDK for .NET v1.6 (all-in-one installer can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/sdk/).
  • In order to run unit tests, Moq (v4.0 or later) is also required.

Contents of the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Microsoft Azure

The Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Microsoft Azure is a combination of reusable components, a supporting infrastructure, and guidance. It contains the following:

  • Binaries. The Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Microsoft Azure includes pre-compiled, strong-named assemblies for all the source code.
  • Source code. The Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Microsoft Azure includes the source code for the application blocks.
  • Unit tests. The Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Microsoft Azure includes the unit tests that were created while the application blocks were being developed.
  • Documentation. The Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Microsoft Azure includes documentation that can be viewed on MSDN® or with the Visual Studio help system. The documentation includes guidance about how to use the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Microsoft Azure and a class library reference.

Related patterns & practices Links

For information related to the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure, and other tools and guidance for designing and building applications for the cloud, see the patterns & practices website and guides:


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