This post is a follow-up to my previous post where I detailed some frustration I suffered while setting up this blog on Microsoft Azure.

I shared my post on a couple of social news sites, not really expecting to generate much attention. But lo and behold, a few hours later I received an e-mail from someone at the Azure team. He expressed understanding for my complaints, and we had a brief dialog with some ideas about what they could do to improve the service. I was also put in touch with a few others on the team and they informed me that my main problem, lack of support for apex (root) domains for the CDN Managed Certificate feature, is already in the pipeline and expected to be fixed sometime in the first half of 2020.

A couple of days later I received a package with some Bit themed gear, as pictured above. Big kudos to Microsoft for actively seeking out feedback from their users, and being so forward leaning in looking for ways to improve their services! I’m a bit blown away that all this came from my first real blog post.

I’m planning to write a tutorial describing in detail the necessary steps to set up a blog like this on Azure, including custom domain and HTTPS. Hopefully I’ll find time to do a writeup sometime over the next few weeks, while it’s still fresh in my memory.