Screencast: Using Glimpse with Windows Azure Web Sites

Glimpse is a great open source diagnostic tool for web applications. Glimpse runs in your browser (it’s all HTML, so no plug-ins required), and it gives you a glimpse into what’s happening on the server when your code executes. You can see what methods are executing, how long code takes to run, configuration information, and…

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Screencast: Using Detailed Error Messages in Windows Azure Web Sites

If your website hosted in Windows Azure Web Sites is displaying an error message that doesn’t include the details you need to fix the problem, enabling detailed error messages is often a good choice to obtain more information. Once you enable detailed error messages and generate an error, you’ll then need to FTP to the…

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Screencast: Using MySQL Workbench with Windows Azure Web Sites

One of the great things about Windows Azure Web Sites is being able to create a web site in seconds that uses MySQL for your data. With your Azure subscription, you are entitled to a free MySQL database. You can’t manage this database within the Azure portal, but you can connect to it using MySQL…

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Screencast: Troubleshooting Slow Requests in Windows Azure Web Sites

This is the first in a series of Microsoft CTS Screencasts on using Windows Azure Web Sites. Troubleshooting performance issues in the cloud can be tough. If you are dealing with slowness for a particular page in your Windows Azure Web Sites site, you can use the Failed Request Tracing feature to find out the…

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Hosting WordPress in a Subfolder of Your Windows Azure Web Site

This post applies to Windows Azure Web Sites. These steps do not apply if you are using a Web Role. Windows Azure Web Sites makes it quick and easy to create a WordPress blog hosted in Azure. However, if you create a WordPress blog using the Gallery in Windows Azure Web Sites, the blog becomes…

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