.NET Developer Center - Common tasks
Git is a popular, open source, distributed version control system. Windows Azure Web Sites allow you to enable a Git repository for your site, which allows you to quickly and easily push code changes to your site. This common task provides details about how to get started using Git with Windows Azure
Learn how to use the Team Foundation Service Preview to automate the continuous build, package, and deployment of a Windows Azure application.
Learn how to use Team Foundation Server to set up continuous delivery for Windows Azure Cloud Services. This process enables you to automatically create packages and deploy the package to Windows Azure after every code check-in.
You can use SQL Server Management Studio to manage SQL Database logical servers and databases. This article includes details about creating and managing databases, creating and managing logins, and monitoring using Dynamic Management Views.
When you create a web site, Windows Azure provides a friendly subdomain on the azurewebsites.net domain so your users can access your web site using a URL like http://<mysite>.azurewebsites.net. However, if you configure your web site for reserved mode, you can map your web site to your own domain name, such as contoso.com.
By default, Windows Azure applications and storage accounts can be accessed through friendly subdomains, for example, http://<myapp>.cloudapp.net and https://<mydata>.blob.core.windows.net. This article shows you you can explose your application and data on your own custom domain, such as http://<myapp>.com.
Remote Desktop enables you to access the desktop of a role instance running in Windows Azure. You can use a remote desktop connection to configure the virtual machine or troubleshoot problems with your application. Note: This topic applies only for Cloud Services.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption is the most commonly used method of securing data sent across the internet. This common task discusses how to specify an HTTPS endpoint for a web role and how to upload an SSL certificate to secure your application.
The Content Delivery Network (CDN) offers a global solution for delivering high-bandwidth content by caching blobs and static content at physical nodes around the world. This common task describes how to enable CDN and add, access, and delete content.
You can use performance counters in a Windows Azure application to collect data that can help determine system bottlenecks and fine-tune system and application performance. This article describes how to collect and query performance counter data and how to create your own custom performance counters.