Pretty WordPress Permalinks on Azure

So I’m in the process of moving my company website to Azure and I’ve decided to create it using WordPress as I’ve enjoyed the experience of WordPress so far with this blog.

This blog is hosted for free by my good awesome friend Brandon ( and so I haven’t asked any questions as to what platform it’s hosted on.  I’d assumed it’d be an IIS server but, as they say, if you assume something (insert terrible pun here).  So imagine my surprise when I popped down to the Permalinks section of my Azure hosted WordPress site and saw that my page links (note it’s page links only I’m referring to here folks, the blog posts were fine) could only be almost pretty.  Almost pretty?  WTF?  That won’t do because this site is presently the most important site in the world to me and I demand that it’s links be of the friendly variety. Continue reading