Tutorial #2. How to publish your first site using BlogEngine.NET

Open the Azure management portal, by going to https://portal.azure.com. Sign in with your DreamSpark/Azure account. You will see the following page:   The Azure management portal gives you access to all the web sites that you have created and browse all available resources. But since we just created our account, we don’t have any sites…


Tutorial #1. How to create your free student DreamSpark Azure account

Before we start coding we need to prepare everything so we can create and publish our web site to Microsoft Azure. Wondering what is Microsoft Azure? You already know how to visit web sites using a browser. In general, a web site is made up of a set of pages/documents which contain instructions that tell…


Tutorial #6. Other templates and next steps

In the previous tutorials we learned how to use Azure to create at web site without any coding. Now, you have a website you can show to your friends. In the next tutorial you will learn how to create a new web site from scratch! But, for now let’s look at a few other tools…


Tutorial #5. How to back up your data

Thanks to Microsoft Azure your blog will be available all the time and in theory you should not lose any data but.. what if you accidentally delete one of your posts, or somebody hacks your password and deletes all the information in your blog. It’s a good idea to have a copy of your data…


Tutorial #4. How to publish new pages and posts

Okay, you’ve created your website, set up the look and feel now it’s time to add some great content! You put content on your web page by adding posts. You can publish posts on just about anything that interest you. It’s more fun if it’s something you love. For example, you can publish posts about…


Tutorial #3. How to configure the site and add some components from Web

In this tutorial you will learn how to setup your BlogEngine.NET blog Go to the website you created in the previous tutorial. Log in using admin as a login and the password you set up in the previous tutorial. Once you have logged into your site in administrative mode you can start editing lots of…


Why does a business student care about Azure?

Cloud isn’t just for geeks! Business students and entrepreneurs need to understand it’s potential impact as well. Find out how student entrepreneurs at Western University imagined Azure could help increase sales at a retail store. Founders Network, the largest business technology club at Western University hosted a case competition. Their challenge:  to help a retail…

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How to Activate Your Free Azure DreamSpark Subscription

This blog post will show you how to activate your free Azure DreamSpark account. Azure DreamSpark is a way for students to gain access to several services on Microsoft Azure at no cost. It is specially tailored for students so that they do not need a credit card to use any of the services. Azure…

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