One of the features added to November 2009 Windows Azure Tools are tools to configure Service Definition and Service Configuration files – yes, no more XML editing! To access “Service Model Configuration Pages”, right click on role under Cloud Service “Roles” node in Solution Explorer and select “Properties”. (you can also double click the role). This’ll bring up UI over definition and configuration files. Settings, including being able to create connection strings, Endpoints for web roles, Endpoints for Worker Roles – more flexible than web roles, Local Storage, Certificate management, Declare install of certificates in VMs for role that’s being configured. The certificates need to be uploaded separately through the Windows Azure Developer Portal.