I’m in the process of coding a new Azure website. Since Guthrie has transitioned into a role on the Azure team the development experience has gotten a pot easier. I recently got a new computer and when I downloaded the new Visual Web Developer Express from Microsoft for free I was thankful that now it’s just one download and install. Download Azure tools. In early 2011 when you installed this product it would be one install for Visual Web Developer, another install for the Azure Tools and another install for the Azure SDK. There’s another gem in the new Visual Web Developer, you can connect to blob storage from inside Visual Studio. It use to be that this basic function required a separate third party application, like Cloud Studio.