.NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

This week we finished rolling out .NET 4.5 to all of our Windows Azure Web Site clusters.  This means that you can now publish and run ASP.NET 4.5 based apps, and use  .NET 4.5 libraries and features (for example: async and the new spatial data-type support in EF), with Windows Azure Web Sites.  This enables a ton of really great capabilities - check out Scott Hanselman’s great post of videos that highlight a few of them.

Visual Studio 2012 includes built-in publishing support to Windows Azure, which makes it really easy to publish and deploy .NET 4.5 based sites within Visual Studio (you can deploy both apps + databases).  With the Migrations feature of EF Code First you can also do incremental database schema updates as part of publishing (which enables a really slick automated deployment workflow).

Each Windows Azure account is eligible to host 10 free web-sites using our free-tier.  If you don’t already have a Windows Azure account, you can sign-up for a free trial and start using them today.

In the next few days we’ll also be releasing support for .NET 4.5 and Windows Server 2012 with Windows Azure Cloud Services (Web and Worker Roles) – together with some great new Azure SDK enhancements.  Keep an eye out on my blog for details about these soon.

Hope this helps,

Scott

P.S. In addition to blogging, I am also now using Twitter for quick updates and to share links. Follow me at: twitter.com/scottgu

Published Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:06 PM by ScottGu

Comments

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:26 PM by Mindy

Sweet, I had a .NET 4.5 website deployed already and it just started working automatically now that the framework is available. Thanks for the upgrade!

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 12:30 AM by Jason

This is great news. Will the Websites preview be available in other data-centers before its release or will it most likely only be available in other regions once it's out of preview? I've been holding out on really committing to Azure Websites until it's available in 'West US'.

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 1:11 AM by fhallot

Are you speaking about the whole world or about US only, because yesterday late my azure website were still on the choice 2.0 or 4.0

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 2:03 AM by Zac

Is this and existing azure websites functionality still in preview mode or has this been fully released?

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 2:28 AM by Kos

Hooray! we have long been waiting for!

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 2:37 AM by fhallot

Hi Scott, I'm sorry but I have to confirm that in West Europe Azure Web Site are still NOT supporting dot.net 4.5 (on Friday October 26 ). I hope it will come ASAP because I really need it!

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 4:24 AM by Lee Smith

Is the visual studio .net 4.5 cloud project template coming this week too?

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 6:54 AM by Oli

Hi Scott, will this release also include the new Workflow Hosting?

Thanks,

Oli

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 6:58 AM by Janne Rautiola

Awesome news. Once I get home, I'll try the new .NET 4.5 websites immediately with a WCF service.

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 9:02 AM by mariosaccoia@hotmail.it

Fantastic news!!!

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 9:25 AM by Andrew Rimmer

Is Azure Websites now running on Windows Server 2012? I want to be able to use WebSockets with SignalR...

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 9:32 AM by Jeff

Is it supported in Web/worker roles yet? If the Azure Web site says so, I'm totally not seeing it.

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 9:45 AM by Steve French

For some reason I'm still only seeing 4.0 on my Azure WebSites - is this an incremental rollout for each data center?

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 10:53 AM by Durjan

Hi Scott,

When should I expect CLR and Service broker features in Sql Azure or is there any alternative.

Thanks,

Durjan

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 10:57 AM by Phred

How about 4.5 support in web and worker roles and in teh Azure SDK?  Several weeks ago you mentioned that this support would be coming in October.  Could you give an updated ETA?

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 11:08 AM by Gerry

Thanks for your timely updates Scott. Like many people, I updated our website to use all the latest technologies, Azure 1.7, VS 2012, .NET 4.5, and found out that not only can I not publish our release to Windows Azure, but we can't even run it in the development emulator. This is positively crippling. Any information you have on when this could possibly be allowed, and in what form it may come (Azure update 1.8?), would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to decide whether we should back out our changes. Thanks again Scott!

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 12:44 PM by Steve French

I still only have v 4.0 as an option on my Azure Website.  Is the upgrade supposed to happen over time?

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 2:57 PM by ricka6

@Jeff Asked Is it supported in Web/worker roles yet? - His blog states: In the next few days we’ll also be releasing support for .NET 4.5 and Windows Server 2012 with Windows Azure Cloud Services (Web and Worker Roles)

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 2:58 PM by Rob Gibbens

When we go to Website-Configure, should the Framework version still be between 2.0 and 4.0? Or should 4.5 show up?

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 3:52 PM by steve

You just made my day!!! Hello WebSockets!!!

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 26, 2012 8:25 PM by Lucas Canavan

+1 for Zac's question.  When will web sites & VMs be out of "preview"?  Thanks!

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Saturday, October 27, 2012 11:04 PM by thiago amarante

Is Azure Websites now running on Windows Server 2012?

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Saturday, October 27, 2012 11:09 PM by thiago amarante

WebSite Azure running in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise :(

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Sunday, October 28, 2012 9:07 AM by Prabha

Just in time! Thanks Scott

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Monday, October 29, 2012 4:58 AM by Rouchie

Scott,

Is Azure VM any closer to coming out of 'preview' mode.  We are keen to get Azure'd! :-D

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Monday, October 29, 2012 5:02 AM by fhallot

Everything is OK now even in Europe. The new azure interface shows 4.5 and 4.5 asp.net mvc web sites effectievely work! Thanks a lot for all this great job.... even if I must say that we are cruelly missing you in the visual studio design.

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Thursday, November 1, 2012 11:44 AM by uniquesaiful

So when we are getting this great changes? Just waiting..

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:37 AM by Cilukbah

This is great news. Will the Websites preview be available in other data-centers before its release

# re: .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

Friday, December 14, 2012 11:15 PM by johndsc

Hello, .NET 4.5 does not work. We are publishing in US.

We have updated Windows Azure tools to v.1.8, but when we publish to staging environment on Azure, we have this error:

The feature named NetFx45 that is required by the uploaded package is not available in the OS * chosen for the deployment. The long running operation tracking

ID was: b510a52c04d94ee785f070525189682f.

Do you know, may be we have to do something else (choose OS type on Azure)?