Windows Azure is Microsoft's open & flexible cloud platform. Come & learn how you can easily and effectively monitor and manage the applications you've built and deployed to Windows Azure. In this session, we'll cover some of the basics of how Windows Azure works, how to configure & instrument your applications to be more manageable and also how to use all the available tools to monitor & diagnose your applications. We'll also cover some advanced concepts like VIP Swaps & rolling upgrades so that you can get the best uptime for your application. At the end of this session, you will have a good understanding of the various things you can do as a developer and as an administrator to reduce the overall cost & effort in managing your applications in Windows Azure.