I came across two great posts I'd like to combine and share on how to RDP into a VM from the new Azure Portal (using ARM), then a simple way to copy files from your local environment to that VM via File Explorer.

To RDP into the VM via the (new) Azure Portal, first you need to add a DNS name in the porta.  Then you will replace the public IP in the RDP file with that DNS name to RDP into the VM successfully.


 After you do that, here is a tip on how to configure the downloaded RDP file to use local resources. For instance, you can map your local c:\temp drive to be seen in the File Explorer view on the VM after you RDP into it.