There is a new feature available on the new Windows Azure portal that help me lot when I need to manage different subscriptions.
The true is that I had the bad experience to manage around 8 different deployments on Windows Azure in the same time (with different subscriptions). When you have the same service type used by different subscriptions and applications there were time when I open the wrong service or I had to search a while until I discover the specific service instance.
Also, when I need to make a presentation or a demo, I need a demo account because the Windows Azure portal would display all the subscription that are associated with your account. You don’t want to display the name of your clients or what kind of services are used by them.
This is way, when this new feature was available for the first time I was extremely excited, but until now I didn't had time to blog about it. As you can guess, this new feature give us the possibility to filter the subscription list. We can select from the menu the subscriptions for which the services will be displayed.
This simple feature, can increase your productivity a lot. Now, it is simpler for me to manage active services from Windows Azure.