Meine kanadischen Kollegen haben ein sehr gutes Tutorial zum Thema Deployen von Windows Azure Cloud Applikationen erstellt. In derzeit neun Kapiteln erklären sie wie man Anwendungen in die Cloud deployen kann, inkl. Testen, Staging, etc.

Part 1: Setting Up a SQL Azure Server and Database

Part 2: Scripting the On-Premises Database for SQL Azure

Part 3: Executing the Scripts on the SQL Azure Database

Part 4: Creating the Cloud Solution

Part 5: Testing Locally

Part 6: Preparing the Deployment Package

Part 7: Creating the Hosted Service

Part 8: Promoting from Staging to Production

Part 9: Taking Down the Application