I must say, I liked this new HTML5 based Windows Azure Portal. Once you login in Windows Azure Portal at the bottom you can find View the Preview Portal

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You will be prompted to take a tour of new portal.

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You will be getting dashboard as following,

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You can see details of all the Hosted Service and Storage Account and SQL Azure database there. Details like

  • Type
  • Status
  • Subscription
  • Location

Is shown on the home page as following

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There are four tabs in left side. By default All Items tab is selected. Other tabs are as following

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If you want to get more details about Hosted Service then select Cloud Services tab and you will be getting much deeper details as following

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In same way if you want finer lever details on SQL Azure database then select SQL DATABASES tab from left . You will be getting SQL Azure database details as following

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If you want finer level details on Storage you can get by selecting Storage tab. You will be getting details as following

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You can create following items by clicking new button in bottom

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Items can be created as following

  • New Hosted Service
  • New Storage
  • New SQL Database
  • New Web Site
  • New Virtual Machine
  • New Network

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There are some features might be disabled in your subscription. You will get following message when you select that feature. In my subscription Web Site, Virtual Machine and Network is not available and I get below message when I select them. Any time we can sign up for Preview Program.

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While creating you will be having two options of QUICK CREATE or CUSTOM CREATE. Quick Create will create a cloud service by just specifying URL. Content deployment and configuration can be done later.

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Custom Create will create cloud service by providing URL and optionally providing content employment and configuration.

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You can manage keys and delete a service from the option given in bottom of the page.

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In bottom you have option to get Help as well.

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On clicking of HELP you will be getting various details and various operations.

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In further blog post I will give more details of other features. Till then enjoy the new Azure Portal.

 

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