Automating the cloud with Windows Azure Command Line Tools

Posted on 10 January, 2013

Senior Program Manager, Cloud + Enterprise

If you are one of the many users of our Windows Azure Powershell cmdlets or our Windows Azure command line tool, then you know that the CLI makes it really easy to manage and deploy Websites, Mobile Services, VMs, Service Bus and much more in Windows Azure from your favorite shell prompt on Windows, Mac and Linux.

That’s not all you can do though, you can do much more! You can take our tools and use them in your favorite scripts as part of your automation infrastructure. Or you can use them right from within your favorite development environments.

Below is a bunch posts both the community and our team talking about this Azure automation goodness.

General scripting

These posts cover the basis of scripting from different shell environments.

Scripting Mobile Services

In this mini-series of scripting posts, Josh Twist from the Mobile Services team shows you how to use the CLI to automate tasks related to Mobile Services.

Virtual Machines (Powershell only)

Michael Washam has a great ongoing series of posts so how to use the Powershell cmdlets.

Using the CLI within your favorite development environments

In this set of posts you’ll see how as a developer you can use our tools from within IDEs including Visual Studio, PHP Storm and Cloud 9.

As you can see, there are some great things you can do automating the cloud using the command line tools in your scripts.