Most people think Azure’s portal is terrific, and especially the new version, but for those of us who have been using IIS Manager to operate their local servers, using the same familiar interface to manage their cloud has been high on the wishlist. Recently, we finally made it happen, and you can now control your server through the SCM (Site Control Management) extension.
To do this, you can use the IIS manager as-is, without any need for special installation. The trick is connecting to a special URL which exposes the properties and allows the console to connect remotely. For full details on doing this, read this blog post.