Umbraco loves Azure

Focus on the experience not the infrastructure

What is Umbraco

Umbraco CMS is the choice of many organizations because of its no-cost, open-source licensing, its simplicity, and its unlimited potential. Umbraco provides a full featured web content management system that is easy to use, simple to customize, and robust enough to run sites for Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest media sites in the world.

Umbraco is easy to learn and use for content creators, webmasters, and web developers alike. Within minutes users can begin working with Umbraco customizing it for their specific use. It uses industry-standard languages so your team can leverage their existing skills to easily work with Umbraco.

Content writers and editors will immediately recognize Umbraco's interface with its easy to understand tree-view of pages and WYSIWYG page editor. An Umbraco site can be easily started with one of the included starter kits, a skin applied to give the site a unique look and feel, and content added all in under an hour.

Umbraco is strongly supported by both an active community of users around the world and by a rock-solid commercial organization providing professional support and tools. Umbraco can be easily used in its free, open-source format and professional tools and support can be added as needed. Umbraco is free for all to use and you only pay for the additional value provided by professional support and tools, all at your discretion and without obligation.

Download Umbraco or install it easily using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.


Why Umbraco loves Windows Azure

Umbraco loves Windows Azure because it lets the user focus on the experience not the infrastructure; gives every site a global presence, places no limits on scale or growth, and has no fixed costs. Nearly every site, no matter how modest, can take advantage of the cloud with Windows Azure, and we think nearly every site should.

The evolution of cloud computing now enables any Umbraco site to take advantage of the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure, and the Windows Azure Accelerator for Umbraco, remove all concern around infrastructure and management with an approach that "just works." The Windows Azure approach works at any scale you need, from a basic site requiring better than average availability, to massively scaled sites serving millions of page views and terabytes of video.

Missed us at MIX11?

Catch up on the Umbraco presence and events at MIX11 with the videos below.

MIX11 Keynote - Niels Hartvig talks about Umbraco and Azure

Sharpen Your Web Development Skills with Razor and Umbraco CMS
Ballroom D on Wed, 13 Apr, 2:35 PM - 3:00 PM
Niels Hartvig (Founder of Umbraco)

Using the easy to learn and expressive to use Razor view engine with Umbraco allows you to create dynamic sites super-fast with clean markup and managed content. Using no special tools we look at how simple it is to add Razor markup to our Umbraco site to access Umbraco content and manipulate it for our desired output. Taking it a step further, we look at using the free Microsoft WebMatrix IDE to work with our Umbraco site and access an incredibly rich array of Razor functionality.

Watch the video series we have on using Razor with Umbraco


Life in the Fast Lane: Rapidly Deploy Umbraco CMS on Windows Azure
Ballroom D on Wed, 13 Apr, 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Paul Sterling

Using the Windows Azure Accelerator for Umbraco learn how simple it is to deploy our Umbraco site along with local SQL Server (and SQL Express) database schema and data to SQL Azure. What's more, we can use the support for Full IIS in Windows Azure to host multiple Umbraco instances on a single Windows Azure instance - thereby reducing the costs to run Umbraco sites in a scalable and highly available cloud environmentGot a question for the team?

Still want to know more?

Click though to our brief white paper outlining why Umbraco should be your first choice for Web Content Management or browse our comprehensive Getting Stated Guide.

Have a bit more time.... then have a look at our collection of videos introducing Umbraco: /getting-started and /introduction-to-umbraco