This year we have previewed AutoScale and Alerting support in Windows Azure from MetricsHub. With this built-in support, you can automatically scale and alert on Web Sites, Cloud Services, Mobile Services and Virtual Machines, and it is now time to move off the legacy MetricsHub portal.

Yesterday, we released a preview of our new Window Azure Monitoring Services library. This library will allow you get monitoring metrics, and programmatically configure alerts and autoscale rules for your services. The monitoring service library is available via nuget, and you can read the documentation for the API on MSDN. To get help with the library, we have a forum on MSDN for discussion around auto scaling and alert topics in Windows Azure: Monitor, Alert and Auto scale.

This month we also have a new Billing Alert Service Preview that enables you to get proactive email notifications when your Windows Azure bill goes above a certain monetary threshold that you configure. This makes it easier to manage your bill and avoid potential surprises at the end of the month.

With all of these great features being added, now is the perfect time to use them in Azure. Moving forward, you will not be able to log in to

As always, if you have any questions about how this impacts you, please reach out to us at

Thank you,

– The MetricsHub Team