Friday, April 03, 2015

In Through The Out Door

In 1979, Led Zeppelin finished their last album called In Through the Out Door. That was the last vinyl record that I ever bought, my tape collection at that stage numbered about 200 and I seemed to be moving house every three months.

In through the out door describes my current dilemma with websites. Last year I did what I thought was the right thing and upgraded vb123.com from a front-page based website [see old format here] to the "latest thing", an Office 365 public facing website. In January this year Microsoft announced that public facing websites would be phased out in a sliver of time, 2 years.

So now I have to workout a new way to present the 600 articles that makes up vb123.com. This is going to take time and in the meantime you won't see any new content from me.

So what is the plan you may ask ? At the moment I will aim to put the content on site that hosts SQL Server, ASP.net and probably will need to serve the framework for a WordPress site. A list of these types of hosts can be found here. I also need to find a way that I can edit content and change and drop pages in the website and still reflect those changes elegantly in the website. 

As I value my recently re-awarded MS Access MVP badge far more than my old collection of vinyl, I will attack this project and get back to you as soon as I can.

All the best till then, Garry Robinson

2 comments:

grovelli said...

If Microsoft's Office 365 doesn't support public-facing websites, what kind of websites does it support?

Unknown said...

Honestly you might find wordpress might be useful - don't think it will be going anywhere soon