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How to move your WordPress blog to Azure VM – Part 4

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I wrote a series of articles on how to move your existing WordPress blog to Azure VM. This is part 4 of a 4 part series. Originally posted on KEMP Technologies blog: http://kemptechnologies.com/blog. Once connected to local MySQL instance, it showed me all the databases that existed. When we installed WordPress using WebPI, it also created a database. I chose to create new database instead that matches the name of the database on my web host. That allowed to me keep migration headaches to minimum and process simple. This also…read more

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How to move your WordPress blog to Azure VM – Part 3

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I wrote a series of articles on how to move your existing WordPress blog to Azure VM. This is part 3 of a 4 part series. Originally posted on KEMP Technologies blog: http://kemptechnologies.com/blog. Backing up site content for your existing WordPress site can be accomplished using FTP or other file transfer options. Many web hosting companies provide a control panel that allows you to visually explore contents of your website in the browser and also allow you to download site content. I chose to download my content using FTP. You…read more

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How to move your WordPress blog to Azure VM – Part 2

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I wrote a series of articles on how to move your existing WordPress blog to Azure VM. This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Originally posted on KEMP Technologies blog: http://kemptechnologies.com/blog. Installing WordPress on Windows means installing all the required pre-requisites including PHP and MySQL and configuring IIS to work with PHP among other configuration. It is best left to experts. Fear not, Microsoft provides ability to install WordPress when you use its Web Platform Installer (WebPI). So go ahead and download WebPI from here: http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx. Read more…read more

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How to move your WordPress blog to Azure VM – Part 1

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I wrote a series of articles on how to move your existing WordPress blog to Azure VM. This is part 1 of a 4 part series. Originally posted on KEMP Technologies blog: http://kemptechnologies.com/blog. In this multipart series, we will look at how you can move your existing, self-hosted WordPress blog to Azure. While there are many ways to create a WordPress in Azure (Container, Web App, Windows VM or Linux VM), we will start with installing WordPress in a Windows VM (this article) and cover Linux VM and Web App…read more

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How to link your MSDN benefits to Azure portal

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As I am finding out, to be able to submit a support request from Azure portal, you are required to select Issue Type, Subscription and Support Plan. In my case, Support Plan drop down didn’t have anything I can use as I haven’t linked any existing benefits yet. If your Azure subscription is enabled as a part of your MSDN benefits, you need to first check if your subscription is eligible for technical support incidents, you will see an item on your subscription benefits page when you log on to…read more

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How to find .NET Framework version using PowerShell

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Often times when I am getting ready to install Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2013, I look at pre-requisites and wonder if correct version of .NET Framework is already installed on the server or not. It certainly saves me time if it is already installed and depending on status of latest OS patch installation, it is highly likely that the required framework is already installed. I think I have written a script in past but never published it. And can’t find anymore. So I just searched and found a script from…read more

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Replace Command Prompt with PowerShell in Windows 10 Win+X menu

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I’m sure this has been written about many times in many places but whenever I install Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 on my machines/VMs, I seem to keep forgetting so this would be a good way to remember. If you are reading this and benefit from it, even better! When you right click the Windows Icon in WIndows 8.1 or Windows 10, you get a centext menu that shows many useful items. One of them (ok, two, technically) is command prompt: Now, I stopped using command prompt ever since I…read more

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