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Windows Azure Web Sites: Too easy and too much fun

Microsoft recently landed an incredibly powerful feature: Windows Azure Web Sites. This feature allows developers, designers, and basically anyone to deploy web sites (PHP, NodeJS, Static) to Microsoft's public cloud.

The barrier of entry has been lowered significantly and that's because of the amazing work of the Azure teams. I've attached my slide deck here. In trying to come up with some good slides, I didn't want the audience of 30 people sitting there through a bunch of slides. I wanted it to be more interactive and I wanted to really illuminate how amazingly simple the process is.

In part of the talk, I ended up doing 3 demonstrations

1. Deploying to Azure with Git (git push azure master)

created a static html fileadded azure as a remotepushed to azure within seconds

2. Creating a Wordpress site with a MySQL database

3. Using Express (NodeJS) to deploy a web application to Windows Azure  used the express node module to generate a new siteinstalled all dependencies us…