Troubleshooting DB Error in WordPress on Azure with Kudu

Recently, my blog had some unexpected downtime. I’m still unsure of why this error occurred, however, I find it worth sharing on how I was able to bring it back online. The error received looked like ‘Error establishing a database connection’.

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Initially, I thought this has something to do with the database, or with the database connection string. But, this case was different, still unknown but glad I have it settled now.

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[Issue Solved!] Oracle JRE Required Operation Failed in Installing SQL Server 2016 CTP

imageI was installing SQL Server 2016 CTP on a VM, and on the Feature Rules page of SQL Server setup, I found the following rule failed. Rule “Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 (64-Bit) or higher is required” failed.
This computer does not have the Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment Version 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher installed. The Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment is software provided by a third party.

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Azure Latency Test with AzureSpeed.com

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There’s a cool speed test tool for Azure at http://azurespeed.com which allows you to test network latencies and speed to Azure data centers from different countries and locations.  Along with finding the closest Datacenter near your location, it tests the storage latency to Azure as well as upload and download speeds.  This is a third party tool with open source on GitHub.

 

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Getting started with Windows 10 as a Service

Image result for windows 10 cloudStarting with Windows 10, version 1607 (Windows 10 Anniversary Update), you can move from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise more easily than ever before—no keys and no reboots. To get started, there are two options for you to start the subscription, either to get Windows 10 E3 or go for Windows 10 E5.

Whatever is the case, the steps to get started are the same. Below, are the steps that you can follow to start using Windows 10 as a Service once you buy a license.

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Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2018 Experience!

https://scontent.fktm4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28796057_10213548653645386_3285568350794239361_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&oh=05022a5833eac512d45ae20afa44de4d&oe=5C4AE08FThe Microsoft 25th Global MVP Summit 2018 just got over last week but the excitement is still fresh and that was just AWESOME !

This exclusive multi-day event was hosted at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington and featured a large catalog of in-depth technical discussions and feedback sessions combined with networking opportunities among fellow MVPs and the Microsoft product groups.

This was the first time I ever attended Microsoft MVP Global summit. The whole event took place at Microsoft campus in Redmond and the office buildings in Bellevue. I feel grateful and honored to be part of this  wonderful community and of the chances it offers to learn, connect and build a network world of class experts.

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Step-By-Step: Creating a Virtual Machine in Azure

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Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It’s the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it. It’s as if it was another rack in your datacenter, giving you the power to deploy an application in seconds instead of weeks.

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