ASP.NET Universal Providers and Windows Azure Service Configuration

added by sandrino
9/4/2012 9:06:44 AM

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Since Scott Hanselman introduced the ASP.NET Universal Providers last year we learned that these providers should be used when working with SQL Azure. Version 1.2 of the providers were released just a few days ago, but this version still assumes you store your settings in the web.config. When you’re building Cloud Services in Windows Azure you probably want to store this information in the ServiceConfiguration.cscfg. Since Visual Studio allows you to manage multiple configurations, you could store a connection string for local development, for a ‘beta’ environment, production, … But the ASP.NET Universal Providers don’t support this out of the box.