Microsoft had recently announced the release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 , a toolkit that makes it easier for the Developers to build Windows Phone 7 Applications that uses Windows Azure .
The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 can be downloaded from the Microsoft Codeplex site.
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As per the codeplex site , the toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries optimized for use on the phone, sample applications, and documentation.
The Prerequisites for using the toolkit includes Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional (or higher) –or both Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone . Windows Phone Developer Tools. Internet Information Services 7 (IIS7). And Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (November Release).
For further information about the announcement visit MSDN Blog
To know more about the toolkit and download , click here