logo_awsIt looks like Amazon is marching towards IaaS-domination with the release of an SDK for .NET.

It's interesting that they only support C# and not VB.NET. You would think that since there are more VB developers they could more bang for their buck by offering both languages. Perhaps VB.NET is on the roadmap.

"The AWS SDK for .NET makes it even easier for Windows developers to build .NET applications that tap into the cost-effective, scalable, and reliable AWS cloud. Using the SDK, developers will be able to build solutions for AWS infrastructure services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon SimpleDB. With the AWS SDK for .NET, developers get started in minutes with a single, downloadable package complete with Visual Studio project templates, the AWS .NET library, C# code samples, and documentation."

The SDK requiresMicrosoft .NET Framework 2.0 or lateronly supports the following editions:

  1. Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition or later
  2. Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
  3. Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition