The movable cloud

I am moving my blog from this platform to this platform. Its more modern world where-in you can move from one PaaS to another. And I am inviting you to come with  me on this journey, bring snacks. Only snacks this will be quick but I’d pace my posts this time to allow context and to allow me be on a project today which is another beauty of the cloud. I am not lifting any servers today,

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This will be a four part story on how to migrate your WordPress content to Microsoft Azure Web App.

Part 1: Exporting Content (TODO)

Part 2: Creating a Web App (TODO)

Part 3: Importing Your Content (TODO)

Part 4: Customizing Your Site (TODO)

How to disable clutter [Fixed]

Send Grid never failed me, I had never used the plain’ol SMTP way back when I started using Azure. But today, I have been pulling my hairs out because it seems my password reset is not sending any email.

I checked, double checked my IIdentityMessageService implementation and I know this works. I changed to my personal Office 365, refreshed it again and still no avail. But wait, what is this? Clutter. Clutter is a feature already as described here.

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To turn this off, go to your Mail options by clicking the cog in the right hand corner and then click  options.

Navigate to Options > Mail > Automatic Processing > Clutter.

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Uncheck “Separate items identified as clutter. Then click save.

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There ya go, now back to the forgot password thingy.

September 2015 MSDN Session at Globe–Event

Thank you PHINUG for the invitation to talk about continuous integration with Visual Studio online and Microsoft Azure.

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Warren Yu, Microsoft MVP: Application Lifecycle Management

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Michael Peña, MSP Alumnus currently at Avanade

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Jerome Punsalan’s lightning intermission number to perk up while eating.

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Me (John) Taking questions from the audiences.

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Again thank you and see you on the next PHINUG event!

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Two geeks got married, left all infrastructure while on vacation where no internet has gone before

So, yes. In Philippines there is a place called Sagada somewhere in the Mountain Province. In order to go there, you have to take Manila to Banaue, an 8 hour bus ride from Manila and then 3 hours Van ride to Sagada.

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Typically, when we go on vacation, there are a lot of things to worry about. But we just got married and I am not supposed to work at all. And for one, I will be gone for a whole week without any contact. This is the mountain province, we have 512kbps or at best 3G in the middle of the town but that’s about it. In the hotel there is NO internet only food, lots of food.

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Before, I was not able to do this. I distinctly remember, I filled a leave but being called back to office late at night because our QMAIL is not accepting any messages. Back then I handled 5 (Law & Financial Audit) companies all in one box, imagine the frustration of users to the IT. Why one box with no availability? Budget. Period.

You may also notice, I was not able to post tech articles in my blog. Lets get one thing straight, I am not managing all of my client’s and my company’s infrastructure. I haven’t encountered head scratching problem for the longest time, that’s why. Maybe a little, I will blog about the Win2012R2’s domain rename that’s synchronizing with Azure after I fixed it. Yea, there are still some core infra that is still left in the datacenter that needs my attention, but do not be overwhelmed by managing everything your self. There are a lot of systems that can be automated, including Exchange and SharePoint.

So everything is either on Premise, in Microsoft Azure or in Office 365. My next item on my list is the Azure Active Directory Connect that replaces FIM and AD Premium so excited to implement these. And now I do not worry about my mail system that gives me time to implement those and of course, go out of town with longer vacations with the better half.  <3

But hey, I am back! Its gonna be busy for a while so stay tuned!

New Azure Portal

Just got back from a sick leave and I wanna check our project’s Windows Azure. Basically billing – its our cycle this week but found out that there is this “Swith to new portal” link. The curious of me followed it and…

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Hey, it’s this! https://portal.azure.com/ 

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The second time I visited this portal, it does not asked me to wait for a setup. It seems that they save personalization data as well.

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So, this is a new portal. Interestingly, the bill already pops in the main screen.

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Navigation is still in the left, but this time grouped. Also shows my team projects. When you click these, it opens a sort of tab on the right.

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Your username is clickable, I love to customize so lets try it.

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Ahh you can move around tiles and umm maybe Ill put my bill on my upper right for now.

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I gotta play around with this new portal. Bye for now. 🙂