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Sitecore Azure – Getting up and running

I am a fan of Windows Azure and Sitecore so I figured it was time to see what Sitecore for Azure was all about. The post is just about first impressions and lessons learned while getting started. There are a few must haves if you are going to work with Sitecore Azure. First you have to get a license file. This is a manual process where you have to email Sitecore with your Sitecore license info and your Azure subscription info (assuming your provisioning your Azure environments yourself). This takes about 24 hours to get the environment file back. Secondly make sure you have the version of the Azure SDK they note in the documentation. In my case it was version 1.7 (documentation gives you a link as well). I figured this was a soft requirement so I just downloaded the latest Azure SDK (1.7 was 2 version behind) however, this did not work and caused deployments to error out (it also gives you an “environment file not found error” in the Sitecore Azure screen). Once you have all that and …