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Windows PowerShell® 2.0 Bible by Tome Tanasovski, Mark E. Schill, Karl Mitschke, Thomas Lee

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CHAPTER 22

Managing Windows Azure

IN THIS CHAPTER

Installing the WASM cmdlets

Scripting Windows Azure deployments

Modifying Windows Azure deployments

Working with Windows Azure logs

Microsoft's cloud service offering, Windows Azure, is a robust and extendable infrastructure to host applications that can live in virtual machines (VMs) all over the world. The fact that these systems are dispersed requires not only a delicate hand when it comes to architecting the applications, but also the ability to easily automate tasks like deploying code and scaling the applications to more infrastructure. Although C#, Silverlight, and .NET are the tools being used for the applications that are created in Azure, Windows PowerShell is quickly becoming the automation tool of choice for the Microsoft cloud.

Note

When this book was written, the Windows Azure Service Manager (WASM) cmdlets were in Version 1.2. These cmdlets provide a way to do automation tasks like deployments, code changes, configure monitoring, and scaling applications, but it is expected that we will see them grow and mature in future versions. This chapter dives into what is currently available with Version 1.2 of the cmdlets. image

Installing and Using the Windows Azure Service Manager Cmdlets

To use the Windows Azure Service Manager (WASM) cmdlets, you must have the following installed on your computer:

  • Windows PowerShell
  • .NET ...

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