Auto generate Azure deployment templates


This is a very cool feature I recently discovered in the Azure portal here.  The feature is called Automation Options and it is found next to the Create button on the + New Azure App Service Web App blade, as shown in Figure 1.

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Figure 1, auto generate Azure deployment templates

I was only able to find the support for CLI, PowerShell, .NET and Ruby when creating an Azure App Service.  I looked at a Cloud Service and although it was there, all of the capabilities did not exist, nor for VMs.  Since it is a pretty cool feature, perhaps it is in the works.

This reminds me a lot of the Generate Script feature in the IIS management console that I call out here in Figure 9.

Nonetheless, it is a cool feature that needs acknowledgment.  Also see that there is a link to an article about deploying resources using resource manager templates and PowerShell.  So once you get the deployment template, I suggest you read this article and learn how to make the deployment using that template.

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