Jared on Tech


Jared Shockley, Information Technology Professional This is my spot on the Internet for me to share my thoughts on technology, software, hardware, gadgets and IT in general. Please feel free to comment.

My Azure Hosting Hiccups, or "How to Shoot One's Self in Your Own Foot"
As you might have read, I moved my website onto Azure a couple of weeks ago. I have not looked back at all. Well, okay. Two events made me rethink my strategy around hosting on Azure. One was my own doing and the other is a conflict between DotNetNuke and the Azure SQL model. Both were resolved and I am again 100% on hosting via Azure, until the next problem rears its ugly head.

Using SkyDrive for Blog Assets [UPDATED]
As I moved my website and blog onto the Azure cloud, one of my main concerns for hosting was around the assets for my blog. The storage and data transfer of those asset files can account for a lot of the cost. Azure hosts files in their own storage cloud, a content distribution network. To offset the costs and to use SkyDrive even more, I am using SkyDrive to host my assets from now on.

Moved my Site and Blog to Azure … How Easy!
Well, I finally made the switch. As many of you can see in the URL, my blog has moved from my personal servers onto the Azure fabric. It is something I wanted to do for a while and never got quite around to finishing until now. It is not totally done but I am happy with the interim results.