Category Archives: Website Design

It awesome that we get to work on so many different websites and see some really bright ideas come to life on the web.

What is a good design for a website?

When the trailers for the Aliens movie came out the one thing that caught my attention was how little the look of the alien has changed over time. It is still as menacing and scary as it was when we first saw it. The got me thinking about what is so special about this design… Read More »

Creating, Configuring and Querying DocumentDB in Azure

DocumentDB is a NOSQL JSON based data store available in MS Azure. In this post we cover how to create a document database followed by a Collection and then we store documents into these collection. Once done we will querying the files using the query windows available directly within the portal. First we visit the… Read More »

Adding additional Network interfaces in Azure

In this post we cover how to add an additional NIC card to our Azure VM. Most real world production environments have multiple NIC (Network cards) and quite a few applications depends on using dedicated NICs for scalability or even High Availability. In a previous post we covered how to add a VM to a… Read More »

Monitoring Billing in Azure by Resource Group

In our previous post we explored how to organize resources deployed in Azure. In this post we explore how to understand the impact of the resources that were deployed. If you navigate to the Azure portal and click on the Resource group’s link on the top left a list of deployed resource groups will be… Read More »

Creating a Resource Group in Azure

A resource group is a nice little feature that helps Azure Administrators stay organized when managing a large scale deployment. In its simplest sense it behaves like folders on your hard disk, it helps related resources stay together and be addresses by a common name. If a developer is working for multiple projects he might… Read More »

Configuring Network security Groups in Azure

In this post we cover how to configure the Network security group that was created by default when we set up the VM previously. The Network Security group is just a fancy way of saying Firewall. The NSG allows the user to configure which ports are open or closed within the Virtual network that was… Read More »

Creating a Virtual network in Azure

A virtual network like its name suggests is an imaginary network created within Azure to give users the feel of having a private network within the cloud. This is often useful for both security as well as providing a level of control over resources deployed in the cloud. Some features even require that a virtual… Read More »

Creating a Web App Role and Website in Azure

In this second post we explore how to create a Web App in which we can host a website and then bind our Public IP Address. In order to run websites in azure you need a web app role. Unless of course you have a Virtual machine in which case you can install and configure… Read More »

Adding a Public IP to Azure

In this post I show how to get a new Public IP provisioned for use with Web applications from the Azure Management Portal. It all starts with an IP so let’s get started. First click browse to see the services list and scroll down to Public IP Addresses This will open a new windows and… Read More »