We're just awaiting our license for sitefinity but I'm having problems getting my environment running properly for an azure deployment.
My environment is as follows:
Visual Studio 2013 (latest service packs/extensions)
Test site on localhost/local SQL, etc. All works and can access the dashboard/site no problem.
The azure sdk supported for 7 is 2.2 (http://docs.sitefinity.com/reference-windows-azure-sdk-supported-versions) but the link on the page won't work with Web Platform Installer 5.0 (which is what Visual Studio 2013 is using). It says it can't find the extension.
I upgraded my Azure SDK some time ago to version 2.5 and it's listed as installed in the WebPI but trying to run the deployment from thunder and check the last box on the first page of the wizard ("Publish Sitefinity project to Azure") it says:
"The installed Azure SDK version is not supported. Make sure your version is 2.2"
The problem is a) I'm running 2.5 (so IMHO it should support anything 2.2 and higher) b) there is no 2.2 listed in the Web Platform Installer 5.0 (it lists everything else but, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, etc.) and c) The 2.2 file linked on your documentation page (VWDOrVs11AzurePack.2E2.2E1.exe) runs and launches Web Platform Installer 5.0 but says:
"Microsoft Web Platform Installer couldn't find the product you tried to install"
I could manually deploy I guess but frankly I would rather use the tools and bothered the tools don't seem work with Visual Studio 2013 for me.