Ever since joining Microsoft I’ve been determined to get rid of as much of the Google Services I use as quick as possible. It’s actually a lot of work disconnecting your online existence from the GooglePlex but thankfully this was not the case with Blogger.
I moved my blog hosted on Blogger over to Azure Websites running a WordPress blog in under 5 minutes the other night with the least amount of clicks I’ve ever done for something like this.
I’ve redirected two domains at my Blog one hosted by GoDaddy and the other by Register365 in Ireland. GoDaddy was simple as always which is one Google service I might stick with for now. Register365 was another story with the worst DNS control panel ever which basically allows you to do nothing. After 2 days I finally got it sorted.
For reference I found this step by step guide after completing the Custom Domain name changes myself for GoDaddy but these are the steps pretty much step by step that I did. http://www.matthewjdean.com/2012/10/18/custom-domain-on-azure-web-sites/
As for the Blog using WordPress, Besides a few minor differences and rethinking of layout, fonts etc its a nice interface and pretty simple to use.
It’s Azure for me going forward check it out at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/