Macmillan Publishing Group is a global trade publishing company. Part of Macmillan’s publishing business includes top-of-the-line textbooks and online coursework and activities. In order to reach the scale required for their global reach of applications, Macmillan decided to host them on the Microsoft Azure cloud. Since the architecture of Macmillan’s .NET applications are fairly complex, it was difficult to identify performance bottlenecks with the monitoring tools available in Windows Azure. Read more to see how the team arrived at AppDynamics to gain troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and capacity planning capabilities for their applications.