Been playing around with Azure for a week or so now and I'm starting to get my head round it, to be honest it ain't that difficult. @RichGee & I are going to be deploying RESTful services into the cloud for our shiney ninja project and whilst we are spiking these out I wanted to be able to set the default page, you know something like 'default.html'.
Now this was easy when hosting a service in IIS, all you had to do was specify the default document types:
But in azure there isn't any visible way to access IIS from the management tools, you only have access to the 'Hosted Services' console:
I suppose you could remote onto the virtual box and set it up in IIS, but that feels overly complicated.
There must be any easier way?
There is if you are using asp.net, the
element in the web.config. This allows you specify the default document at design time and will be injected into IIS when the web service\site is installed into IIS by azure:
More info can be found in MSDN here.