Windows Azure Management Portal is a web-based portal that enables you to manage your Windows Azure cloud computing infrastructure. In this tutorial, we will show you how to login to the portal and explore your account.
What is the Azure Management Portal?
The Azure Management Portal is a web portal that provides a single point of access to manage your Microsoft Azure cloud services. The portal lets you view your account information, manage resources, and connect to other services in the cloud. You can also create and manage applications, templates, and services using the portal.
How to Login to the Portal
If you are not already logged in to the Windows Azure Management Portal, follow these instructions.
1. From the Windows Azure Management Portal home page, select Login.
2. In the Login window, type your portal login credentials and then click Log In.
3. If you are already logged in, you will be prompted to confirm your login.
4. Click OK to return to the main portal screen.
How to Use the Portal
When you first open the Windows Azure Management Portal, you are prompted to sign in. If you have an account with Microsoft, you can sign in with your login name and password. If you don't have an account with Microsoft, you can create a new account or sign in using your work or school account credentials.
Once you have logged in, the main screen of the portal looks like this:
The left pane shows the resources that are currently available for management. The right pane shows the contents of your current account. In this example, my user name is "Susan" and my organization is "Northwind", so the contents of my account are Northwind resources.
To manage a resource, click it in the left pane or select it from the right pane and then do one of the following:
To get information about a resource, click Properties on its details page and then do one of the following: To get information about a specific instance of a resource, type its name in the text box on the instance's details page and then press Enter . To get information about all instances of a resource, type * in the text box on the instance's details page and then press Enter . To
What are the Benefits of the Portal?
The Windows Azure Management Portal (http://management.windowsazure.com) is a consolidated portal that provides you with a single view of your Windows Azure resources and activity. The following are some of the benefits of using the portal:
-It enables you to manage your Windows Azure resources from a centralized location.
-It enables you to monitor and manage your Windows Azure applications and services from a single pane of glass.
-You can access the portal from any device, including your computer, tablet, or phone.
-It provides context for all your Windows Azure activities, including information about your subscription, resources, usage, billing, and more.
If you are looking to manage your Windows Azure deployments from a single portal, the new Windows Azure Management Portal is the solution for you. The new portal offers a consolidated experience for managing all aspects of your Windows Azure deployments, including: creation and management of resources, monitoring and tracing of services and applications, billing and payment processing, configuration management, performance analysis, security scanning, and more. To learn more about the new Windows Azure Management Portal or to sign up for early access Software Assurance evaluation please visit http://windowsazure.com/en-us/services/management-portal/.