Deploying a WordPress Blog on Microsoft Azure

WordPress is an excellent blogging platform, and one that I’ve used for many years. My first two blogs, tmgblog.richardhicks.com and directaccess.richardhicks.com, were both created using the hosted WordPress platform at WordPress.com. Recently I decided to move my personal web site (the site you are viewing now!) over to Microsoft Azure. Instead of migrating my old Classic ASP web site I created a long time ago, I decided that I’d leverage Azure’s support for WordPress. I have to say I’ve really enjoyed the process! There were a few catches, but for the most part it has been a great experience. In my latest article at CloudComputingAdmin.com you can learn for yourself how to create and deploy a WordPress blog on the powerful Microsoft Azure platform. Enjoy!

Deploy WordPress on Microsoft Azure

Monitoring Strategies for Forefront TMG 2010

So, you’ve just finished installing, configuring, and deploying Forefront TMG 2010 in production. You’re done, right? Not quite! After implementing TMG it is vital that you establish performance baselines and prepare a monitoring strategy to ensure the smooth operation and continued availability for the solution. In my latest article on ISAserver.org I discuss some effective monitoring strategies for Forefront TMG 2010 that I’ve gained from implementing and supporting TMG deployments for some of the largest companies in the world. Read it today!

Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010