Before 4th Feb 2013, the way you would deploy a Virtual Machine from VM depot was by using a command line tool. Check VM depot help documentation for detailed steps involved. The “VM depot” was launched by Microsoft Open Technologies on Jan 8th 2013 as public preview. woohoo!! As of 4th Feb 2013, VM Depot is integrated into Windows Azure Portal.
Once you log-in into the windows azure portal,
- Click on the “Virtual Machines” in the left menu.
- Then click on the “IMAGES” on the right. You will see a new link called “Browse VMDepot”.
- On clicking the “Browse VMDepot” link it will open up the gallery of VM images available from VMDepot.
There you go, you now have an option to choose LAMP, Ruby, redmine (may more) application stack(s) with few clicks directly from within Windows Azure Portal.
-Phani | @phanimt