Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles Version 1.1 Released to CodePlex

Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles update is now available for download, announced Nathan Totten. "Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles version 1.1 enables you to deploy websites to Windows Azure web roles with multiple instances using web deploy in less than 30 seconds."Today's update also adds new features such as improved logging, Windows Azure […]

Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles update is now available for download, announced Nathan Totten.

"Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles version 1.1 enables you to deploy websites to Windows Azure web roles with multiple instances using web deploy in less than 30 seconds."

Today's update also adds new features such as improved logging, Windows Azure CDN support, and makes it easier to test your sites running on the accelerator. Additionally, MVC3 and PHP support has been enabled by default so you don't have to worry about bin deployments or configuring startup tasks.

Per accelerators official description:

The Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles makes it quick and easy for you to deploy one or more websites across multiple Web Role instances using Web Deploy. The accelerator includes a Visual Studio project template that creates a Windows Azure web role to host one or more websites. Once you have deployed this Web Role you can deploy your websites to Windows Azure using Web Deploy. Deployments to Windows Azure using Web Deploy take only about 30 seconds. Additionally, this tool will work with roles that have a single or many instances so you can scale up to handle as much traffic as you need.

The Web Host project template included with this project also has a user interface for managing your IIS applications, certificates, and site bindings. You can create new sites using only the web interface and then deploy directly to your site using Web Deploy. Additionally, the web interface has some basic UI to display logging information. The web interface can be used as is or extended to fit your exact needs.

Getting Started with the Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles:

Give it a try today to see how easy it is to test and deploy your ASP.NET, MVC, and PHP sites on Windows Azure.

You can download Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles v1.1 from CodePlex.

[Source:Nathan Totten]