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Remote debugging Windows Azure Cloud Services from Visual Studio 2013

When your cloud services have been deployed and things are maybe not going quite as you expected, the first thing you may turn to is diagnostics. I recently ran into a scenario where using a Dev-Ops cloud logging service which was normally full of logs and graphical richness, decided to have it's own cloud moment and stop logging for a downtime period. This was compounded by issues that had arisen with a deployed service and understanding what was behaving unexpectedly was crucial, especially as all Integration, Smoke and Black Box tests as well as the local environment was working fine. I still had my trusty native Azure Diagnostics and Trace information inside table storage and text files but i needed more. In no time at all i was stepping through my code in the cloud as if it was running locally, well almost.

One of the nice features added to the Azure SDK 2.2 is remote debugging support for Windows Cloud Services. What makes it especially appealing is the ease at which you can…