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How to host a Scalable and Optimized WordPress for Azure in minutes

WordPress is one of the most popular Blogging Engines that not only allows you to create blog websites, it can also be used to create corporate as well as ecommerce sites with its oceans of plugins and extensibility. This post shows you a hassle-free way to spin up a scalable and optimized WordPress site in just minutes for Azure.

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DASH Live Streaming with Azure Media Service

This article focuses on the live streaming DASH features enabled by Azure Media Service, and how they can be used to deliver live and video on demand adaptive streaming to Web browsers and new devices of all types. DASH live streaming is now available for public preview, and will graduate to “general availability” with normal service level agreements after the preview period.

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Azure SQL Database Geo-Restore

This post continues our series on the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BCDR) capabilities of Azure SQL Database and focuses on geo-restore. In my previous post on standard geo-replication I discussed how the various business continuity features map to service tiers.

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Announcing Long Term Retention for Azure Backup

Previously, we had announced long term retention for cloud backups from DPM. With this month’s release of the Azure Backup service, we are extending that capability to cloud backups from all currently supported SKUs of Windows Server and Windows Server Essentials.

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Getting started with Azure Backup

Azure Backup is a great tool that empowers customers to backup data to Azure. In this post, we will cover how quick and easy it is to get started with Azure Backup. All that’s needed is an Azure subscription.

Introducing Azure Media Indexer

Introducing: Azure Media Indexer

Azure Media Indexer extracts meaningful metadata from audio and video files with speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research. This blog post is the first in a series describing how to run jobs on Azure Media Services using Indexer.

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High Speed Encoding with Azure Media Services

High speed encoding has been a top customer ask for Azure Media Services and that ask has now been met by enabling customers to select between three different types of Encoding Reserved Units. In this post, I will cover how you can use the new Encoding Reserved Units and the speed gains that you will get as a result.

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Getting Started with Live Streaming Using the Azure Management Portal

Earlier today we announced the availability of our public preview of Azure Media Services live services. We will have several posts this week covering different aspects of our live streaming capabilities and how to use them. In this post, I’ll give you some of the basics of live streaming and will then apply them to a specific scenario.