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Teemu Tapanila

Microsoft Azure MVP and Windows Phone developer

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Azure Websites is very easy way to get started very fast on creating a website. Azure subscriptions come with 10 free web sites on shared platform. It’s currently in a beta phase but atleast for me it has been working perfectly. So here’s a guide how to get started.

  1. Login to Azure Dashboard
  2. Choose websites from left

    Azure Websites

  3. Click new from bottom left, choose Quick Create, type in your url and click Create Web Site

    Azure Websites Quick Create

  4. After that your website is up and running
  5. Now open your website settings from Azure Dashboard by clicking the name of it

    Choosing Website

  6. You can use either TFS, Github, FTP or Visual Studio to deploy the website. I chose VS

    Download Publish Profile

  7. Now create your new website project on Visual Studio. Remember tho choose .NET Framework 4

    Create new ASP.net website

  8. Choose Internet Application

    ASP.net Internet Application

  9. Right click your project and choose publish

    Publishing Website

  10. Choose import and then browse to the file you downloaded from Azure Dashboard

    Import Publish Profile

  11. Now just click publish

    Publish Web Application

  12. Enjoy of your cool website Publiushed web application