Run IIS Express on Port 443 Using SSL and Wildcard Subdomains

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In this post I tackle running a website using wildcard subdomains over HTTPS and SSL all using just IISExpress.

If you have a multi-tenancy app, or rather an application that uses a wildcard subdomain to identify a user or dynamic subsite, then you may have run into trouble trying to test the subdomain functionality locally. The problem is compounded when you also want to ensure your site is served using HTTPS and SSL.

We’ll start basic and then move on to the more complex scenarios.

Important. Open Visual Studio in Adminstrator Mode.

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Continuous Learning on Azure(3): Endpoints for Azure in China Applications

Use the following table to guide you when mapping public Windows Azure and SQL Database endpoints to China specific endpoints.

Service Type Global Service URI China Service URI
Windows Azure – General * *.ch *
Windows Azure Compute * *
Windows Azure Storage *






Windows Azure Service Management
SQL Database * *
Windows Azure Management Portal
SQL Azure Database Management API

See About the SQL Azure Database Management API
Service Bus * *
SQL Database Import/Export service mapping endpoints
  1. China East:
  1. China North:


Continuous Learning on Azure(2): How to Create and Deploy a Cloud Service?

The Azure classic portal provides two ways for you to create and deploy a cloud service: Quick Create and Custom Create.

This topic explains how to use the Quick Create method to create a new cloud service and then use Upload to upload and deploy a cloud service package in Azure. When you use this method, the Azure classic portal makes available convenient links for completing all requirements as you go. If you’re ready to deploy your cloud service when you create it, you can do both at the same time using Custom Create.


If you plan to publish your cloud service from Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), use Quick Create, and then set up VSTS publishing from Quick Start or the dashboard. For more information, see Continuous Delivery to Azure by Using Visual Studio Team Services, or see help for the Quick Start page.

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Continuous Learning on Azure(1): What’s azure cloud service?

Is Azure Cloud Services the choice for you? Azure provides different hosting models for running applications. Each one provides a different set of services, so which one you choose depends on exactly what you’re trying to do.

Compute Options Audience
App Service Scalable Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, and Logic Apps for any device
Cloud Services Highly available, scalable n-tier cloud apps with more control of the OS
Virtual Machines Customized Windows and Linux VMs with complete control of the OS

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