Microsoft Azure

Publish from Adobe Dreamweaver to Microsoft Azure

March 2, 2015 by Chris Sherman

  1. In the Microsoft Azure management portal, select New > Compute > Website > Quick Create and complete the prompts to create a new website instance.

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Set Up Umbraco in Visual Studio with LocalDB and Deploy to Azure

February 27, 2015 by Chris Sherman

Since Microsoft has deprecated SQL Server Compact, it makes sense to transition your Umbraco development environment to a supported database solution. In this tutorial, I’ll first explain how to configure an Umbraco CMS project in Visual Studio using LocalDB for development. Next, I’ll show you how to deploy the project to Microsoft Azure Websites using an Azure SQL Database.

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Configure a Hover Domain Name for an Azure Website

February 20, 2015 by Chris Sherman

To point domains purchased from Hover to your Microsoft Azure Website, just follow the steps below. Only Azure Websites in Shared, Basic, and Standard modes allow you to use custom domain names, so you may need to upgrade your service from the free tier.

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Keep Your Azure Apps Active on Shared Servers

December 29, 2014 by Chris Sherman

Websites and services on free and shared tiers of Microsoft Azure (and most other cloud providers) will idle your application after 20 minutes of inactivity to save resources. Unfortunately a “cold” application will take some time to spin up, resulting in a sub par experience for your visitors.

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Generate a Self-signed Certificate for Azure

December 24, 2014 by Chris Sherman

When creating an Azure Cloud Service, you may want to enable HTTPS for testing prior to obtaining a security certificate from a certificate authority. To do this, you can generate a self-signed certificate. Note that since the certificate is self-signed, it will generate a security warning in the browser and is generally not suitable for production.

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