Release: AWS Toolkit for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.3.0

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The AWS Toolkit for Microsoft Visual Studio (AWS Toolkit) is a plug-in for the Visual Studio IDE that makes it easier for developers to develop, debug, and deploy .NET applications that use Amazon Web Services.

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Submitted By: steve@aws
Created On: May 8, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
Last Updated: May 8, 2012 6:31 PM GMT

Installing the Toolkit

See http://aws.amazon.com/visualstudio for information on installing the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio.

New Features

Feature Description
Added support for deployment to AWS Elastic Beanstalk

The AWS Toolkit now supports deployment of web applications and web sites to AWS Elastic Beanstalk in addition to the existing deployment support for AWS CloudFormation. To deploy to either service, right-click your project in Solution Explorer and select 'Publish to AWS'; you can then select the required service in the deployment wizard.�If you have Amazon RDS instances, the deployment wizard for AWS Elastic Beanstalk can also be used to allow connectivity between your deployed application and selected Amazon RDS instances.

Fast Redeployment

For projects that have been deployed previously, a new 'Republish to...' command is available in the context menu for a project in Solution Explorer. The command name changes to show where the project was last deployed (AWS Elastic Beanstalk environment or AWS CloudFormation stack) together with the environment or stack name. Selecting the command displays a dialog that summarizes the deployment options that were last-used. Clicking the Deploy button then starts project redeployment, without needing to use the full deployment wizard.

Support for Amazon RDS and Microsoft SQL Server

Amazon RDS support has been added to the AWS Explorer allowing you to manage Amazon RDS assets from within Visual Studio. Amazon RDS instances that use Microsoft SQL Server can also be added to Visual Studio's Server Explorer.

AWS Standalone Deployment Tool additions

The standalone AWS deployment tool has been updated to support deployments to AWS Elastic Beanstalk and AWS CloudFormation. For AWS CloudFormation stacks the tool now also supports 'update stack' functionality.

Known Issues

Issue Description
Installation Requires Administrator Privileges The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio is installed within Visual Studio which requires administrator privileges. The default location of the AWS SDK for .NET is under %PROGRAMFILES%, which on most computers is "c:\program files". To install the AWS SDK for .NET without administrator privileges unselect the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio and change the install location to something like "c:\Documents and Settings\\AWS SDK for .NET".
Project templates not removed when uninstalling If you uninstall the AWS Toolkit, the AWS project templates are not uninstalled.
Uploading files to Amazon S3 If you upload files to an Amazon S3 bucket, same-named files already residing in the bucket are overwritten without confirmation.
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