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How to register as an AzureWorld user in 5 steps


Go to https://www.azureworld.info/Account/Register.aspx

NOTE: accounts will NOT be created for Usernames or email accounts that have already been registered.

1) Enter a User Name, 2 rules:

     Rule 1> User Names must be at least 12 and not more than 32 characters in length.
    
     Rule 2> User Names must only use lower case letters
  
        GOOD (OK) user name example: "usedmyemailaddressatdomaindotnet"  (all lower case, 32 characters is not too short and not too long)
  
        BAD (not OK) user name example: "-Geeks--12--Are-freeks-*^++"  (not all the characters are lower case, special characters, numeric characters)

        BAD (not OK) user name example: "iusedmyemailaddressatdomaindotnet"  (all lower case, but 33 characters is too long)
  
  
2) Then enter a password, 4 rules:
 
    Rule 1> Passwords must be 7 to 16 characters in length
 
    Rule 2> Passwords must have at least 1 number
 
    Rule 3> Passwords must have at least 1 non-letter non-number character
 
    Rule 4> Passwords must have at least 1 UPPER case letter
  
        GOOD (OK) password example: "$imple4U2use"   (12 characters long, '$' is the non-letter non-number character, '4' is the number character, 'U' is the UPPER case character)
  
  
        BAD (not OK) password example: "failsallfourrules"   (too long 17 characters, no UPPER case character, no non-letter non-number character)
  
        BAD (not OK) password example: "Failsthreerules"   (no UPPER case character, no non-letter non-number character) but passes UPPER case character rule
  
        BAD (not OK) password example: "Failstworules"   (no number character, no non-letter non-number character) but passes 13 characters, and UPPER case character

        BAD (not OK) password example: "Fails3rules"   (no non-letter non-number character, password too short 11 characters)
  

        GOOD (OK) password example: "Passes4rule$"   (12 characters long, '$' is the non-letter non-number character, '4' is the number character, 'P' is the UPPER case character)
   

3) Enter your password reset question and answer, (you can type almost anything you want in these) 4 rules:
 
        Rule 1> Question can be up to 32 characters long
 
        Rule 2> Question can not be blank/empty

        Rule 3> Answer is can be up to 20 characters long
 
        Rule 3> Answer can not be blank/empty
    
            GOOD (OK) question: "this not blank & less than 32"  (question is not blank/empty and not more than 32 characters long)
  
            GOOD (OK) answer: "Answer is 43" (question is not blank/empty and not more than 20 characters long)
 
 
4) Click on [Create User] button.  NOTE: unfortunately if you failed to meet any of the rules for the username, password, question, and/or answer some of the places to put those values will be emptied/blanked/erased so you can enter a valid values that meet all the rules in the proper places.

5) After you click on the [Create User] button a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the email address you gave in the registration page. If you do not receive that email in your inbox within 15 minutes then please check your "Junk" and "Spam" e-mail folders.  NOTE: the email may be sent by one of our other email servers so your email client may warn you about that.

YOU MUST click on the registration verification link in the e-mail and sign-in using that UserName and Password to activate the account


Last Updated: 4/7/2018   by: azureworldadministrator



AzureWorld now has FREE messaging and IM/chat via via web browsers (no software required)


Yes! AzureWorld now has FREE messaging and IM/chat via web browsers (no software required) for registered users to other registered users. Both messaging and IM/chat are very fast and only have the memory and system requirements of opening a web page with a browser.  There is nothing that must be installed, nothing to update, on your phone, tablet, or computer to use the FREE messaging and IM/chat services.

All messages and IM/chat is secured by encryption so no one can read them as they go over the internet when the required HTTPS is used after signing into https://www.azureworld.info


Last Updated: 4/3/2018   by: azureworldadministrator



How to use FREE cloud storage to backup pictures, videos, & documents for disaster recovery


1) Get account(s) with provider(s), I suggest at least 2 accounts:

50 GB for Free at Mega https://mega.co.nz/#info (Subject to your participation in achievements program.)

15 GB for Free at Google with "Google Drive" at https://www.google.com/drive/ where you either use your existing Google account password or create an account

5 GB (with unlimited photo storage for Prime customers) for free from "Amazon Drive" at https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive

5 GB with Microsoft's "One Drive" at https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/

5 GB with Apple's "iCloud Storage" at https://www.icloud.com/

2) Determine what you want to back up, and back it up:

For example before I go on a trip I back up the following to my "cloud accounts" so if and when I need to I can get to these later (always take pictures of both sides if there is information on both sides)

Medical Insurance Card
Dental Insurance Card
Auto Insurance Card
Social Security Card
etc... things like birth, divorce, marriage, and graduation certificates ?
* Driver's License *
* Any other IDs and immigration cards *
* Passport(s) (with visa pages if you will need them later) *
* NOTE: it is best that you take "low resolution" pictures of these documents so your backup pictures can not be used to create copies of them or false documents - in some places of the world "low resolution and/or not in color" is the law (or at the least you will be personally questioned why such a high resolution and/or color was needed?) - so only take/get pictures at the resolution you need to read the information from the document(s) and certainly not the resolution needed to make a really good copy of the document. My suggestion is 150 DPI = FAX resolution or a little out of focus. *

Once you have these pictures on your phone transfer them to a "cards" or a similar named folder in your password protected cloud storage

You can do the same with (take pictures of) credit cards, but in the case of credit cards and other financially sensitive documents and information I suggest you copy/insert/embed the picture(s) within a Microsoft Word, FREE Open Office, or FREE Libre Office word processing file/document and password protect (which AES encrypts) the document/file. Currently in the USA Microsoft Word, Open Office, or Libre Office all password encrypt word processing documents with 256 bit AES encryption which is good enough for just about any person.  Of course you can also do this with all those pictures that you took of your medical, dental,... ID, ... and passport(s) above.  You can also put your account information and passwords in an AES encrypted word processing document(s) - but keep in mind (a word of warning) that in some places of the world (e.g. England = UK is one place) you must surrender your password(s) to password protected files/items when requested or you might be staying in jail until you comply with the request(s), so choose to encrypt wisely.

3) Finally remember to backup your favorite keepsake pictures and videos - save your photo and video files to properly named folders in your cloud backup.  If you don't have a scan of an original paper picture, or a digitized version of a 8mm movie or old VHS video tape, then take good picture of the original paper picture or a take a video of the 8mm movie or VHS tape playing with your phone and copy it to the appropriate folder of your cloud backup. Really, ANY phone picture or video is better than NO picture or phone video backup at all after the originals get trashed!

That simple and all for FREE - FREE Disaster Recovery!




Last Updated: 12/5/2017   by: cumulusarchitect



New "cloud forms" unknown in nature and name by us today will evolve and emerge ...


Quoting myself from 2010-05-21:
     Presume that "Cloud Computing" is PaaS and/or IaaS... "Hosted systems, applications, services, and storage" then we have been "Programming in the cloud" via IDEs, CDEs, and similar since mainframes. My teams have programmed from half a world away in the cloud via remote sessions running on mainframes, server clusters, dedicated servers and VMs, team servers, shared project servers, ... etc. for decades; although most of those hosts were in "Private Clouds."

     Evolution happened and happens, as your link and other links demonstrate IDEs , CDEs, and similar are available in the public cloud today.

     Evolution will also resolve trust issues. By their very nature and sensitivity some things must and always be “dark” … secured away in areas with no communication capabilities except internally… as they are now in the dark private clouds.

     New "cloud forms" unknown in nature and name by us today will evolve and emerge from the mist of the cloud and elsewhere. Perhaps one day “Cloud Computing” will evolve into something we may name “Universe Computing” or “??? Computing” What would “Universe Computing” or “??? Computing” be?
 
Obviously years later we can see that "Evolution happened and happens... New 'cloud forms' unknown in nature and name by us today will evolve and emerge from the mist of the cloud and elsewhere."
   
     Visual Studio Team Services, it’s fast and easy for you to plan, build, and ship software across a variety of platforms. Get up and running in minutes on our cloud infrastructure without having to install or configure a single server...
           And best of all: it is "Free for up to five users" https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/visual-studio-team-services/
 

Last Updated: 4/7/2018   by: azureworldadministrator



Welcome to AzureWorld - please register as a user and submit inspiring professional content!


Welcome to AzureWorld - please Register as an AzureWorld user to message other users and Submit and edit your own inspiring professional content, expertise, information, products, services, jobs/employment, career information, knowledge, and uses cases into the proper use category and topic.

Everything in the UI is made to be simply intuitive to use.  

The {Content, or Article} publishing process is very simple: 

...After you register as a user, click on the verification link in the registration email which is sent to you (check Junk email folder), and sign-in.

  1. Click on the "Submit Content" link in the header which will take you to the "Content Submission"page.
  2. On the the "Content Submission Page" where you enter the {Title} of your content which will be the text of all links to the {Content}
  3. Enter the{Summary} which is used for searches and is displayed below links to the {Content} when the {Content} itself is not below the link, 
  4. Enter the{Content} which is edited in an online HTML editor window and should be everything you want to publish.
  5. Choose the most appropriate {Use} category from its selection box.
  6. Choose the most appropriate {Topic} category from its selection box.
  7. Enter a Country, Region, and/or City if it is appropriate to associate with your {Content}.
  8. Click on the [Save, Submit, and then View Changes] button.
  9. The "Content Viewing Page" will then display a view of what you just submitted.  To change anything about your content, take it off-line, click on the [Update Content] button which will take you to the "Content Update" page. If you want make your content off-line then check off the "[X]Make the content NOT Available" checkbox.

NOTE: When you [Save, Submit, and then View Changes] please remember that the "Editor Content" is for all of your "Content" in HTML format that would (and will) appear within "body" tags of a web/HTML page.   

We suggest editing your "Content" in the editor in "Design" mode, or clicking on the "HTML" tab at the bottom of the editor and copying your "Content" as HTML from the body section of an existing page or from your favorite HTML editor (there are many free HTML editors available) and then pasting your HTML "Content" as HTML into the "HTML" text box

If you are editing your "Content" as HTML please use appropriate HTML code to present your pictures/diagrams, file downloads, sound and videos to readers.  All pictures/diagrams, file downloads, sound and videos files and media/mime types must be hosted externally from this site - there many places and ways on the Internet to get that hosting for free with public - not protected - access.

This page was and many others were created and edited within the "Submit" and "Update" pages of this site.

This is an example of embedding a link to a video which will open in a new browser window (thank you Youtube!): We Choose The Moon - John F. Kennedy Speech - Apollo Footage

This is an example of embedding an image hosted on the Internet (thank you Wikimedia Commons!):NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-Earthrise and there are many other places you can get free images and/or host image files from for your content for free or low costs:  

This image  is hosted via imgur

This image  is hosted via Free Image Hosting  (Is there a difference? Sometimes it returns "Image not found" so make sure the hosting you choose to use is reliable).

Of course there a many different ways to have an embedded image appear in content, e.g. as this one has a border and is to the left of and at the bottom of the text that it is embedded into, other ways are: surrounded by text, above or within or below or to the left right of text and with or without border ... etc.

If your content page contains a great amount of media/video/sound/image content and may take a long time to load on a slow connection please create and publish a "(Low media content)" version of your content page and give it the same title and summary but add the wording "(Low media content)" to the title and/or summary of the "(Low media content)" version of your content page; and of course reduce the media/video/sound/image content load in the content region of the "(Low media content)" version of your content page. For example imagine yourself, in the Congo on a very low speed 3G cellular connection, very unhappy with authors who insist on downloading a 3mb file before you can view their page; it is prohibitively costly in time (like over 30 minutes) and money (like over 6 dollars of connection charges). Please be considerate of people on low speed connections, where their device may very well be their only window to the rest of the world (as well as their flashlight, virtual textbook, GPS, video and still camera, HTML authoring device, phone, VOIP phone... etc.).

NOTE: you can consider the link that is used to display the content viewing page as a permalink to that content (in case you need a permanent link to it) until the user who owns the content checks off the "[X]Make the content NOT Available" checkbox in the content update page.

This is an example of a text/css style that may appear larger on small screen viewing devices, but will display as smaller text on normal viewing devices.


Last Updated: 11/9/2017   by: azureworldadministrator