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Cloud Computing is big news at the moment and by using the Azure option for Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2010 R3 you can create and deploy COBOL applications for the Azure platform.
What is the Azure option ?
It is an add-on to Visual COBOL, available on request, providing functionality to enable creation and execution of Azure Cloud Services. It consists of:
Hints and Tips
Limitations in the initial release
Gael, don't forget to tell people about running a demo Azure application on the Micro Focus Enterprise Cloud Services. As part of the Visual COBOL R3 launch, you can go to visualcobol.microfocus.com and login (or register) and then click "Try it in the cloud". This will start a cloud-based instance of Visual COBOL R3 with a the COBOL Azure plug-in and a demo COBOL Azure app. Click "Debug" and it will bring up the Azure Execution Emulator (aka DevFabric) and Azure Storage Emulator (aka DevStore) right on your desktop. Have fun with COBOL in ECS! More info on Micro Focus Enterprise Cloud Services at cloudservices.microfocus.com