Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java

The Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java is a free tool from MS Open Tech that provides templates and functionality to allow users to easily create, develop, test, and deploy Java-based Windows Azure applications using the Eclipse development environment. Its key features include:

  • Windows Azure project creation wizard
  • Helpful project structure
  • Sample utility scripts for downloading or unzipping files, or logging errors in the startup script when running in the cloud
  • Shortcuts to test your deployment in the Windows Azure compute emulator
  • Ant-based builder
  • Project properties UI for configuring Windows Azure roles (instance count, size, endpoints, names, etc)
  • UI for easy remote access configuration for troubleshooting purposes, including ability to create self-signed certificates
  • Schema validation and auto-complete for *.cscfg and *.csdef files



The project’s source code is available under the Apache License 2.0, and you can learn more about the latest release here


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