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The deployment of the solution package to Windows Azure is time consuming (I have observed in practice 10-15 minutes). The new features introduced in Azure SDK 1.3 onwards enable alternative for deployment (more precisely update) of the Azure Web Role. Essentially, the idea is to leverage IIS Remote Management feature and Web Deploy. This means that you can update the Web Role within seconds without having to redeploy Azure solution. Ryan Dunn has packaged the Web Deploy as an Azure plug-in. He also documented the required configuration process in his blog. You simply download the plug-in and
configure it with Windows Azure SDK. I have followed his blog but had difficulty in getting the Web Deploy to work. I have then found another blog from Wade that explains that some firewalls disallow SSL traffic on any port other than 443. So the solution is to map 443 to the port 8172. Now how to do it and where? – the original source does not make it explicit. Locate the WebDeploy.csplugin in C:\Program Files\Windows Azure SDK\v1.4\bin\plugins\WebDeploy Run the Notepad in elevated mode (as Admin) and open this file. Locate the...(Read whole news on source site)



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