PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful way to deploy, configure, and manage your servers in a declarative way. Azure Automation adds an orchestration and management layer on top of DSC, and allows you to scale your DSC nodes nicely (Azure, On Premises, Windows, and even Linux). Lately, I
Recently, I have been asked to provide an easy way to create preconfigured virtual machines on Azure (meaning using the portal, and without PowerShell) with predefined settings (VM size, disks, network,...), and also, automatically joined to a domain.
For this exercise, I will assume we already have a Virtual Network
In the last post, I described how to install and update Ghost on Azure. The next step is to configure SMTP settings to allow Ghost to send mails. The easiest solution is to use SendGrid, since both Ghost and Azure embrace it.
On the Azure side, SendGrid is already included
If you search for a blog engine focused only on publishing, fast, and easy to configure, Ghost may be the one. It's open source, it runs on Node, SEO is already baked in, and it's really easy to customize (theming with Handlebars). But don't take my word for it, just