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#Modified and simplified version of
#From: #
$subscription = "[SubscriptionName]" #this the name from your .publishsettings file
$service = "[ServiceName]" #this is the name of the cloud service
$storageAccount = "[StorageAccountName]" #this is the name of the storage service
$slot = "production" #staging or production
$package = "[Fully Qualified Path to .cspkg]"
$configuration = "[Fully Qualified path to .cscfg]"
$publishSettingsFile = "[Path to .publishsettings file, relative is OK]"
$timeStampFormat = "g"
$deploymentLabel = "PowerShell Deploy to $service"
Write-Output "Slot: $slot"
Write-Output "Subscription: $subscription"
Write-Output "Service: $service"
Write-Output "Storage Account: $storageAccount"
Write-Output "Slot: $slot"
Write-Output "Package: $package"
Write-Output "Configuration: $configuration"
Write-Output "Running Azure Imports"
Import-Module "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Azure\PowerShell\Azure\*.psd1"
Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile $publishSettingsFile
Set-AzureSubscription -CurrentStorageAccount $storageAccount -SubscriptionName $subscription
Set-AzureService -ServiceName $service -Label $deploymentLabel
function Publish(){
$deployment = Get-AzureDeployment -ServiceName $service -Slot $slot -ErrorVariable a -ErrorAction silentlycontinue
if ($a[0] -ne $null) {
Write-Output "$(Get-Date -f $timeStampFormat) - No deployment is detected. Creating a new deployment. "
if ($deployment.Name -ne $null) {
#Update deployment inplace (usually faster, cheaper, won't destroy VIP)
Write-Output "$(Get-Date -f $timeStampFormat) - Deployment exists in $servicename. Upgrading deployment."
} else {
function CreateNewDeployment()
write-progress -id 3 -activity "Creating New Deployment" -Status "In progress"
Write-Output "$(Get-Date -f $timeStampFormat) - Creating New Deployment: In progress"
$opstat = New-AzureDeployment -Slot $slot -Package $package -Configuration $configuration -label $deploymentLabel -
ServiceName $service
$completeDeployment = Get-AzureDeployment -ServiceName $service -Slot $slot
$completeDeploymentID = $completeDeployment.deploymentid
write-progress -id 3 -activity "Creating New Deployment" -completed -Status "Complete"
Write-Output "$(Get-Date -f $timeStampFormat) - Creating New Deployment: Complete, Deployment ID:
function UpgradeDeployment()
write-progress -id 3 -activity "Upgrading Deployment" -Status "In progress"
Write-Output "$(Get-Date -f $timeStampFormat) - Upgrading Deployment: In progress"
# perform Update-Deployment
$setdeployment = Set-AzureDeployment -Upgrade -Slot $slot -Package $package -Configuration $configuration -label
$deploymentLabel -ServiceName $service -Force
$completeDeployment = Get-AzureDeployment -ServiceName $service -Slot $slot
$completeDeploymentID = $completeDeployment.deploymentid
write-progress -id 3 -activity "Upgrading Deployment" -completed -Status "Complete"
Write-Output "$(Get-Date -f $timeStampFormat) - Upgrading Deployment: Complete, Deployment ID: $completeDeploymentID"
Write-Output "Create Azure Deployment"
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