With the advent of Cloud Computing, the role of the IT Professional is changing. IT Pros are doing more in the way of “service management” and lot less in the way of “server management”. This means that IT Professionals need to learn and be comfortable with tools that allow them to deploy and manage services and applications to the cloud. Fortunately, those tools already exist! By leveraging features in the current versions of the System Center family of products, you can deploy, manage and monitor applications that are running within Windows Azure.
Below you will find a link to our Evaluation Center where you can download the Deploying and managing Windows Azure Applications evaluation. This is a step-by-step guide to deploying a Windows Azure application and then monitoring and managing that application.
Here is what you get with the evaluation program:
Download the FREE Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications Evaluation here
You might be interested in my illustrated, 60-step "Installing the Systems Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications on SCOM 2012 Beta" post of 9/4/2011 (http://bit.ly/oOTshp). A follow-on post will demonstrate monitoring and analytics.