Monthly Archives: December 2014


Azure CDN and WordPress using W3 Total Cache

Azure storage CDN

This post is a follow-up post to my previous post Optimizing WordPress hosted on Windows.

It’s the holiday season and therefore having some time to spare, I thought I might as well include the part I left out my previous post. Therefore this post focuses solely on including Azure CDN within your WordPress environment using the W3 Total Cache WP plugin.

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Optimizing WordPress hosted on Windows

windows-and-Wordpress
I was recently working on some performance issues, which also included dealing with the web front-end. I’m more of a middleware/backend guy, however do know my way around web development and website optimization (minification, bundling, caching, Gzip, CDN etc.)

After working on the issues, I was wondering how my blog would perform. To be honest, I’ve never run any analysis, leave alone applied any tweaks. This website is a basic out of the box WordPress installation (scripted by discountasp.net) hosted on Windows containing only a hand full of articles. And therefore not even thinking about possible performance issues, but I was wrong.

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RemoteApp Azure – Quick Look

azure-remoteapp-menu-logo

I always found RemoteApp an interesting technology. It have been around since the release of 2008 R2. However, I believe that it’s not being used by many organizations. Well, I haven’t seen it in action that much.

If you’re new to RemoteApp, this technology enables you to make programs that are accessed remotely through Remote Desktop Services appear as if they are running on the end user’s local computer. The Remote Application runs in its own re-sizable window, can be dragged between multiple monitors, and has its own entry in the taskbar.

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RemoteApp – Azure Remote Desktop Client download

RemoteApp - Azure Remote Desktop Client download

Just a shopt post in case someone runs into the same issue as I did. The Azure portal contains an invalid link to the Azure Remote Desktop client download.

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