I just had a quick chat with Sebastien (our Azure expert in Orchard). As far as I understand, there are 3 ways to run an Azure application:
1. "F5" from Visual Studio
2. Deploy/run a package locally using the "csrun" command from the Azure SDK
3. Deploy/run a package on the Azure cloud
The state of Orchard (at this point in time) is that we only support option #3. Option 1 never worked with Orchard, Option 2 used to work up to the Azure SDK 1.2, but stopped working with the Azure SDK 1.3. We have been investigating, but we still can't
figure out what's going on.
Just out of curiosity for Azure users here, which scenario is the most important to you guys? (between 1 and 2, i'm assuming not having 3 would be a show stopper :)).