What the company is offering through the Download Center is the standalone resources necessary to deploy Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 1.5 manually.
The company said “Install Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 using the Web Platform Installer. You can automate the installation with the WebPICmd Command-Line Tool using the AppID: WindowsAzureToolsVS2010.” .
The company added “Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2010 to enable the creation configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.” .
Windows Azure SDK 1.4 March 2011 is one of the requirements of Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 1.5 September 2011.
However those developers that need to leverage WebDeploy will also have to deploy Windows Azure SDK 1.4.1 Refresh available through the Web Platform Installer.
The updated Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 1.5 September 2011 comes after just a day since Microsoft started offering the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit September 2011 Update.
A member of the Windows Azure team revealed “The September 2011 update of the training kit includes updated hands-on labs for the Windows Azure SDK/Tools version 1.5 September 2011. The September update also includes a new hands-on lab for Service Bus Messaging which demonstrates how to send and receive messages using the new Service Bus Message Queues and Topics that were just released.” .