Start your Azure experience with Azure Resource Manager

I’m currently designing an Azure environment for a client and was wondering why Microsoft have provided two different management portals. While both contain a large amount of common functionality, each do so in a different manner and some functionality is only available through one or the other.

Following a meeting with Microsoft Professional Services earlier this month (May 2015), I found out why.

Azure Service Management (ASM)

Microsoft Azure started off life with the (1st Generation) Azure Management Site:
https://manage.windowsazure.com/

This site uses the original Rest API, and provides all 1st Generation functionality for managing Windows Azure resources.

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Kevin is a passionate and driven IT consultant with over a decade of experience in designing and implementing data centre infrastructure… he also has a passion for the coast, and loves kitesurfing!