There are times that you just need to leverage the raw power that you can get from the command line. For example, if you are trying to script something or if you are on a machine that is not all tooled up with Visual Studio, Eclipse and the like and, believe it or not, there are times that it’s just a lot easier to get stuff done without an IDE in the way. Great news is that we’ve got a couple in the Windows Azure SDK called CSPack and CSRun that work wonders.
To that end, I created a little tutorial on using the command line tools to create a very simple Azure package and deploying it up to the development fabric. To see the full tutorial at Windows Azure Command Line Tools