Jessica Engström



How to create a WordPress blogg in Azure

2015-12-10 15:24:00 +0000

In Azure portal click ”on marketplace”, there you can find a huge amount of apps and services. One of them is WordPress, so let’s search for that.


There are a few WordPress options, click the one that is just called “WordPress” to read more about it and then click ”Create”.


Pick a name for your blog, this needs to be unique since it’s a part of the URL.
Click ”Database”


I’m using ”Mercery” here, since it is free and I have no use for anything larger at the moment.
You can also change the location to one that is closer to you. I’m using West Europe.

Don’t forget to read the legal terms.

Click ”create” and azure will set things up.


This is what it looks like when it’s done. Click on the URL to your blog to start WordPress.

You need to choose language, pick a username and password and such, and then you just click ”install WordPress”.
After a few minutes you will have to sign in to WordPress with the credentials you just created.


And that is it! This is the WordPress dashboard where you can find themes, templates, settings and stuff. You can tweak your blog to fit your personality.


This is what it looks like if you do no tweaking at all.

That’s all there is to it, now go create a blog or two!

How to create a website in Azure

2015-12-06 16:41:00 +0000

Go to the Azure portal and click ”web apps”.
Choose a name for your site, this will also be part of your URL, so it needs to be unique.

When you are satisfied with your name, click create.


Azure will then work it’s magic for a moment.


This is what the control panel looks like, and we can see the URL to our page we just created.



You can simply click the URL from the control panel to get to your page.


And there it is, your website in Azure!
Full support for GIT, FTP and you can push directly from Visual Studio as well.

Have fun!

How to Activate Azure in DreamSpark

2015-12-04 17:38:00 +0000

Start by clicking ”Student” and ”download software”.


Then ”go to the student software catalog” there you will see all the things that are included. Software, courses, a developer account and much more.
To activate Microsoft Azure, you need to click on “Microsoft Azure for DreamSpark” under ”Servers & Applications”.


Now it is time to register.
You can enter your phone number to verify by text. Once that is out of the way we just have to wait it will take few minutes until Azure is configured.



When Azure is done you can start managing your services in the Azure portal. There is even a big button for you to click for easy access.

Have fun playing around in Azure!

How to activate DreamSpark with a verification code?

2015-11-23 12:32:00 +0000

DreamSpark is a program that Microsoft offers some schools and students.
You get a whole lot of software and other goodies in the program. You can read more about that here.

A few schools are not enrolled into DreamSpark program, and this blog post is about just that. If you have a verification code for DreamSpark, this is how you activate it.

What you need

DreamSpark voucher code
Microsoft account (formerly Live ID)

What you do

If you already have a Microsoft account skip to step 2.

1. Do you have an Xbox, Windows Phone, Hotmail or account, use that. If you don’t, just go to Microsoft account signup and create an account. You can use your current email address, like Gmail, yahoo, outlook etc. or create a new one.

2. Go to Click “Student” and “create account” and you’ll get a popup window, click “continue” on that.

3. Fill in your information and “continue to verify”

4. Choose ”I was issued a verification code” and fill it in, then ”verify”


Now you’ve unlocked the awesomeness that is DreamSpark!