Windows Azure PortalIn today’s article in our “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud” series, my friend Brian Lewis gives us a simple method of setting up management of Windows Azure.

“But Kevin.. don’t I just use the Windows Azure portal?”

Sure.. you can do a lot with that.  But if you need to use other tools such as System Center, or even use Windows PowerShell to connect to, configure, and manage your Azure-based resources, you need to establish an authenticated relationship between your local workstation and your Windows Azure subscription.  That’s what we did in my Part 5 article prior to uploading your local virtual hard disk into your cloud storage.  Brian gives you an easy-to-use summary of setting up that management.



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