I was moving the family winery website TenutaWinery.com from 1and1 to Azure Websites. Overall a great experience until I hit issues with Expression Web 4.
Previously I edited the live site on Expression Web 4 via FTP hosted with 1and1. Because I started working on a new mobile app for the winery, I decided I had to move the site from a multi-tenant host to a dedicated host I had control of, and could build a back-end for.
I decided to build out a site with Azure Websites. I did a quick-create site, got the FTP host and credentials. I added the new site to Expression intending to do a transfer FTP to FTP. But what happened ever-time i navigated to site\wwwroot on the Azure side, and copied files. It would appear they got copied but after a refresh did not.
I looked around and could find not obvious answers for the problem, so I ended up using FileZilla to transfer the files, and this worked without an issue. Once I did that, I opened up the Azure side FTP as a live site in Expression and I was able to make edits just fine.
Strange, but at least there was a workaround.