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Step-by-Step: Setting up Management with Windows Azure (Part 8 of 31 Days IaaS ) – Brian Lewis

The Jan 8th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Setting up Management (8 of 31)Brian Lewis shows us Step-By-Step how to install and use the free tools available for managing your Windows Azure infrastructure.

Managing your Cloud based servers in the Windows Azure IAAS web based management portal works great. It is the place to start out creating and managing servers, but if you want to automate and script your management or even do advanced management tasks that the portal doesn’t provide – then you need the Azure Command line tools. There are tools for Windows, Mac, and Linux. On Mac and Linux you run Java Script tools, but the most powerful tools are the Azure PowerShell tools that you run on Windows. Surprised? (update: PHP was added in addition to Java Script) …


Read the story!!!  Setting up Management (8 of 31)

You can find the landing page for the 31 day series at

Get Started Now – Create a free Windows Azure Account (NOTE: Free Account requires a Credit Card during registration but you will NOT be billed if you do not manually change your account to a Production/Pay Account)

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Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!

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