Deploying an application to a Microsoft Azure Cloud Service uses a cloud service package file that contains the application and a cloud service configuration file. Creating these files can be accomplished with Microsoft Visual Studio. However, this is outside the scope of this book. In order to publish a cloud service application in this section, a sample project has been included in the sample code of this book; this contains a cloud web role and a cloud worker role. Before you continue, ensure the files from the sample project are available on your computer.
We will use the following steps to create and manage an Azure Cloud Service with the sample application: