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This is a simple scaffold powered by Helicon Zoo for packaging Django applications to run on Windows Azure Platform.


You will need to install the following software on your local computer to make use of this scaffold. You can use Web Platform Installer to install them easily.

  • Windows Azure SDK 1.6 or higher
  • Python 2.7
  • Helicon Zoo Module
  • SQL Server Express 2008 R2 or higher

And the following Python packages are also required on your Python installation, the script WebRole/bin/install-requirements.cmd in this scaffold may be helpful when you install them.


  1. Create your Django applications into WebRole/project directory, and add any other Python packages you use to WebRole/requirements.txt.

  2. Turn IIS feature on and run run.cmd on your Windows Azure Command Prompt to run the application on your local emulator.

  3. Run pack.cmd on your Windows Azure Command Prompt to output heliconzoo-django-role.cspkg. That file, along with ServiceConfiguration.Cloud.cscfg is what you need to deploy via the Windows Azure portal (or with some other tool) to get the applications running in the cloud.


Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0