Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. on Web Camp TV

May 29, 2013

I have been working with Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. for the past several months on their brand new web presence. It officially launched a couple weeks ago and is still a work in progress with many cool expansions in the works. Channel 9 has a monthly show called Web Camp TV that recently featured Jaffe

First Experiences with WebMatrix 2 and Windows Azure Website

February 16, 2013

WebMatrix is a free web development tool produced by Microsoft. WebMatrix is a complete development environment that not only provides a code editor, it also creates a new private instance of IIS Express to debug your project in, and downloads any dependencies your project may need, I.E. SQL Server Express, MySQL, PHP, etc. I was

WordPress: How to migrate from local development to Windows Azure

May 29, 2012

I have been receiving several requests each week for information on migrating WordPress from an existing (usually a local development copy) installation to Windows Azure, so I decided to write up a quick post on how to accomplish this just for you! 🙂 The power of the scaffold The Microsoft Open Source Technologies Inc. (A

Setup WordPress on Windows Azure

October 25, 2011

If you are looking for information on hosting WordPress on Windows Azure there have been a lot of WordPress tutorials popping up in blogs lately. Unfortunately many(most) of these posts contain misinformation, error, or are out of date. The good news is that the Microsoft Interoperability team hosts an official tutorial on deploying WordPress on

Introducing paz: a simple packaging and deployment tool for PHP projects on Windows Azure

September 9, 2011

Update (04-30-2012): paz has been combined with other tools into the WAZ-PHP-Utils project on Github. Please see there for further information. These days PHP works well on Windows Azure, and there are some great tools available in the Windows Azure SDK for PHP that will help you build, package and deploy your applications. Even though