How To Mimic Azure Web Sites Deployment Slots In A Basic Plan How To Mimic Azure Web Sites Deployment Slots In A Basic Plan

If you have been using Azure web sites you might have heard of deployment slots. The idea behind slots is it gives you the ability to deploy an updated version

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A Kindle For Everyone A Kindle For Everyone

Amazon has made book publishing easy. This is why I have chosen to author more books, without a publisher. To be blunt the process is much easier without the pu

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Dave Voyles And I Chat About Using Xbox Fitness & The Microsoft Band To Get In Shape Dave Voyles and I Chat about Using XBox Fitness & The Microsoft Band to Get In Shape

Recently Dave Voyles took some time to have a conversation with me about how I use XBox Fitness and my Microsoft Band to get in shape over the past year. We rel

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Macafee, Norton And Others Won't Work With Microsoft Edge And That Is A Good Thing MacAfee, Norton and Others Won't Work with Microsoft Edge and that is a Good Thing

MacAfee, Norton and other AV products wont work with Microsoft Edge because they plugged the security holes those AV products used to infiltrate browsers. This is a good thing!

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Make A Local Web Server With Grunt Connect Make a Local Web Server With Grunt Connect

Last year I migrated my spa infrastructure away from ASP.NET MVC to just plain HTML. Removing this dependency gives me a broad latitude of freedom to work with

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Azure Marketplace Performance Audit Azure Marketplace Performance Audit

The pages on the Azure Marketplace could use some simple refinements and load almost instantly across all devices and platforms. What you can learn from their mistakes to help your site perform better and achieve better search engine rankings.

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Microsoft Edge Team Working On 18 New Features Microsoft Edge Team Working on 18 New Features

This week the Microsoft Edge team updated the Platform Status list, indicating they have begun work on several new standards and APIs. I decided to filter to ju

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Fixing The Microsoft Store's Web Performance Fixing the Microsoft Store's Web Performance

Have you visited Microsoft's online store? I do at least 2-3 times a month. This weekend I wanted to see if there was a KidSpark class for my step-daughter. I c

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The Significance Of Free Ssl On Azure Web Sites The Significance of Free SSL on Azure Web Sites

Earlier this week I found my friend Nik Molnar's article about a new Azure Website extension to enable free SSL certificates, "Let's Encrypt" Azure Web Apps the

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66 Pounds In 108 Days - My Latest Book 66 Pounds in 108 Days - My Latest Book

I mentioned a few times on my Blog about losing weight and getting in shape last year. I wrote a book about the experience. I hope the book serves as inspiratio

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Windows Defender Pro Scam Windows Defender Pro Scam

Last night I had a quick conversation with some friends at the dojo. The conversation covered the topic of having to support friends and family's technical issu

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Amazon's Bad User Experience Amazon's Bad User Experience

Over Christmas I ordered most of our gifts from Amazon. I have Amazon Prime and it is a wonderful user experience because I rarely need to worry about shipping

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Why Amazon Won And Walmart Is Failing Why Amazon Won and WalMart is Failing

This Christmas I bet you visited Amazon and if you are like me purchased at least one item. Last year I started Amazon Prime and love the free shipping, Sunday

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Should You Use The Template Element? Should You Use The Template Element?

The latest Windows update (Threshold 2) featured new standards support in Edge. While there are many new features and bug fixes one that got me a little energiz

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High Performance Responsive Design [Book Review] High Performance Responsive Design [Book Review]

One of the biggest objections to responsive design is the perception is negatively affects performance. Performance concerns were my biggest hang up before I fi

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Just A Reminder Internet Explorer Support Ends In 6 Weeks Just a Reminder Internet Explorer Support Ends in 6 Weeks

In case you have missed the announcement made about a year ago, Microsoft is killing Internet Explorer 10 and below next month. By killing they are no longer of

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When Should You Use A Single Page Application? When Should You Use A Single Page Application?

Single page applications have become very popular in recent years. They were created in an effort to make web apps feel more like native applications.

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10 Key Requirements To Achieve Your Goals 10 Key Requirements to Achieve Your Goals

Over 108 days this past winter I lost 72 pounds. Since then I have kept it off and even trimmed a few more off lately. Nearly a year ago I had a car wreck follo

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Yes Fast Food Frameworks Cost Too Much Yes Fast Food Frameworks Cost Too Much

Last week Chrome's Paul Lewis released an article called 'The Cost of Frameworks' that stirred up the web development community.These sorts of articles stir up

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React, Angularjs, Backbone And Ember The Bad Parts React, AngularJS, Backbone and Ember The Bad Parts

I often get asked why I am not a fan of React, Angular, Backbone, Ember or other fast food frameworks. The full answer is probably long and drawn out, but I wil

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What Is A Core Site And Should You Have One? What is a Core Site and Should You Have One?

Earlier this month I wrote about Google deprecating their AJAX site crawling scheme. In that article I mentioned the concept of a core site. I have mentioned it

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