azure

A 4-post collection

Publishing a Web App to Windows Azure

Often I like to test my web apps in a real website. For me, Windows Azure is ideally suited for this. I can spin up a site as needed, publish my demo, test it on a variety of devices, and tear it down when I am done. the best part is that it only takes a few moments to learn how to do this. What do you need? Just install Visual Studio 2012 and open a Windows Azure account and you are all set. In this post I’ll tell you how to set up an Azure website, how to publish to Azure, and offer several tips in case you run into issues along the way. At a Glance...


Propping Up WordPress on Azure

Recently I moved my blog to Azure’s cloud. I had some free credits for Windows Azure since I have an MSDN subscription, so I figured why not give it a shot. This move meant 3 big changes for me: Microsoft’s Azure platform, ClearDB’s  MySQL services, and making sure I understood the costs in advance.  It has been 3 months and overall I’m thrilled with the platform for my blog. This post will show how quickly you can get a WordPress blog up and running. Azure does a heckuva lot more than host a web site that uses WordPress. But to keep focused, this post will cover my tips for...


Tips for WordPress on Azure

I recently posted about how quick and easy it was to set up a WordPress blog on Azure. My blog site has been running for over 3 months on this platform and it really has been great. One of the key reasons I am on Azure is because I have a high confidence in the platform and that if something goes wrong I can recover. So far that’s proved true and if anything, the problems I did encounter have only reinforced my confidence that if something does go wrong that I can recover quickly. Which is ultimately what I care about: not perfection. I’ve had some ups and downs (let’s call them learning experiences)...


What's New in the ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update?

Last week at Build, Scott Hanselsman and Jon Galloway presented a whirlwind tour of the new features coming to Visual Studio and ASP.NET. These features are meant to be additive to your experience as they will not impede any existing projects, but should help add more value moving forward. What’s the goal? Once a quarter they release some yummy goodies for Visual Studio that you can run with. Download it You can grab the ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update BUILD Prelease (gotta love those names at Microsoft) now and they mentioned that the official release (non preview) will be coming in December. Download link for it is on this page here. What's New? New...