Blog: Azure Functions and Umbraco Presentation

March 25, 2019

We want our Umbraco sites to be fast - and focus on serving up content to our visitors as quickly as possible. Last week at Umbraco Spark in Bristol - I gave the presentation below, which I have recorded as a screencast.

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Blog: Content Versions - A New Umbraco Healthcheck

March 25, 2019

How do you keep your Umbraco site healthy over a period of time? Following routine maintenance plans, monitoring server resources, why has the Umbraco Backoffice just gotten so slow?

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Blog: Automate your local IIS Development Environment

March 15, 2019

Last week we created a post called “How to Create a Self Signed Certificate For Your Local IIS Website” and I was thinking what if we took this to another level. What if there was a script that could completely build your development IIS site, with bindings, the correct permissions for Umbraco and assigning a self signed certificate on top of that too!

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Blog: How to Create a Self Signed Certificate For Your Local IIS Website

March 08, 2019

When developing websites or APIs that use https on your local machine, you may find that the IIS Development Certificate isn't good enough and you might get an error like this:

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Planning for site availability during Umbraco Cloud outages

March 01, 2019

Recently we’ve noted a couple of issues with Umbraco cloud outages - which isn’t surprising as it is a huge service to run with lots of underlying infrastructures.

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Serverless long running tasks with Azure Service Bus and Functions

January 02, 2019

At Moriyama we inherit a lot of Umbraco sites with large amounts of content - and related performance problems. At CodeGarden - the official Umbraco conference- last year, we presented on delegating workloads from your web server to serverless processing using the Azure service bus and Azure functions. We often use this technique in more complex Umbraco sites - enabling the web servers to focus on serving up pages to your visitor.

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Azure Search for Umbraco

May 17, 2017

We're happy to announce the release of our Azure Search for Umbraco package.

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Blog: The need for Archived content in Umbraco (and how to do it)

March 09, 2017

Thanks to KevinMarcShannon and Stephan for their help in getting this from an idea to a working prototype.

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New official Umbraco training dates and a new course

May 27, 2016

Moriyama have scheduled a set of new official Umbraco training dates on our Umbraco training page.

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Blog: Fixing a slow Umbraco site

April 15, 2016

A slow Umbraco site can be difficult to diagnose. At Moriyama we’ve years of experience in doing this. We offer a health check of your site which includes a fixed cost diagnosis of performance issues - if the content below is a little too technical.

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Blog: Fixing Umbraco 100% CPU spikes and crashes

April 08, 2016

If you are reading this you’ve probably been in that horrible position where your website is down or slow and you don’t know why. The site doesn’t seem particularly busy – but it is down and not coming back until your technical guy gets onto the server and restarts the site.

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Moriyama contribute to Umbraco 6.2.6

April 03, 2016

Moriyama have contributed a fix to Umbraco version 6 that addresses a  performance issue that can see Umbraco sites spiking to utilise 100% of available CPU - and often the site will go down as a direct result. You can read the blog post about the release over on the main Umbraco site

New Official Umbraco training in May 2016

March 24, 2016

Moriyama have scheduled new Official Umbraco courses for May 2016. For more details on the courses and how to book, please visit our training page.

Developer Blog: Editor Notes package updated

March 21, 2016

Marc has blogged on updates to his "Editor Notes" package. This package allows you to leave handy hints for editors when they are entering content into Umbraco. You can read about the updates on his blog.

Moriyama launch Antiques Trade Gazette site

March 09, 2016

Moriyama are pleased to announce the launch of the new Antiques trade Gazette website at Moriyama acted as a full service agency in the UX, design and build of the new site. You can read our case study here.

Developer Blog: Bad Spaces (in rich text editors)

February 29, 2016

Marc Goodson has blogged about "Bad Spaces", that CMS developer introduction that often leads to empty paragraphs in your content. In his post Marc gives one solution for getting rid of this issue in Umbraco.

Developer Blog: Doc Type Compositions

February 10, 2016

Marc Goodson of Moriyama has blogged about the changes to Umbraco document types in a recent release of Umbraco 7 - and how to overcome issues that you may encounter when trying to work around theses changes. You can read the article over on his blog.

Umbraco developer certification changes

February 01, 2016

Umbraco HQ have announced that they are replacing the old Level 1 and 2 courses with a single fundamentals course and multiple single-day courses. For details of how this impacts your current certification, and changes the courses that we offer, please read the blog post on

Moriyama are hiring again

June 30, 2014

Moriyama are looking for an Umbraco support developer and an Umbraco consultant (permanent preferred, contractors considered). We would encourage applications from .NET developers wanting to learn Umbraco.

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PDF creator for Umbraco works with Umbraco 7

May 27, 2014

Moriyama are happy to announce PDF creator for Umbraco installs and works with Umbraco 7. You can learn more about PDF creator for Umbraco on the product page.

Darren Ferguson On Azure And Umbraco

December 12, 2013

In November Moriyama director Darren Ferguson spoke at the Umbraco UK festival on the subject: Umbraco and the 3 flavours of Azure: Webroles, VMs, Websites.

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