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Cortana, “You’re Fired”!

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I love the intelligence Cortana adds to assist you with your daily tasks, whether you are a Windows 10 user or a phone user (Windows, Android, iPhone). It has been good at things, but not always. And I found myself not relying on it so much as I was when I had Windows Phone. Partly because I prefer native tools where they work. However, the areas of personal assistance weren’t perfect whichever tools you use. Especially for the workflow I rely on. For an example, when I book a flight,…read more

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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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Office 365 subscribers – How to install Lync or Skype for Business client on a Mac

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I needed to work on a problem with Outlook for Mac not being able to sustain connection to on-premise Exchange 2013 server. Being used to the install process on PC, I headed over to my Office365 login via outlook.office365.com. Upon logging in, I clicked on “Office 365” and then clicked “On a PC or Mac: Install” option: Note: You need Office subscription that includes full Office install in order to see “install” option I mentioned above. I was then presented with the page allowing me to manage my existing installs…read more

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