The Ministry of Technology

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The Ministry of Technology is your one stop shop for all your IT needs. Whether you need an experienced freelance software developer, technical IT consultancy or a complete team to outsource a project to, the Ministry of Technology will guide you through the process. We bring advanced software and agile methodologies to your business, as we firmly believe these techniques deliver a better result for our clients. To find out more about our services, click the rings below.

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Azure & Umbraco - Friends at Last?

A while ago I wrote a rather damning article concerning my experiences trying to bring an Umbraco site to bear on the Azure platform on a budget.

Since then the landscape seems to have changed somewhat, as well explained by Darren Fergusons seminar at the Umbraco UK festival.

I have a site redesign plan underway at the moment and I'm looking forward to using some of this to try and make it work again. I'll report back when it's done!

ADDENDUM: Although the site rework is still at the design stage, if you are reading this message then you are reading it on a direct port of the original site to SQL Azure and an Azure Web Site. A handy guide to which I found at

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Open Source Products - Refreshed

The Ministry of Technology Open Source Products have been refreshed.

Our other open source repositories can be found here...

Most of our content is stored on BitBucket, but we also do some Umbraco related projects and with Umbraco itself hosted on GitHub it made sense to host the Umbraco projects there too. Eventually we plan to have a section on this website dedicated to our Open source projects with copies of documentation etc. and a review of our active projects was a necessary precursor to this. Our active projects are all available on NuGet, simply to a search for 'Ministry'.

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