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Adjusting the HTTP call with Azure Mobile Apps

Azure Mobile Apps provides an awesome client SDK for dealing with common mobile client problems – data access, offline sync, Notification Hubs registration and authentication.  Sometimes, you want to be able to do something extra in the client.  Perhaps you need to adjust the headers that are sent, or perhaps you want to understand the requests… Read more

Updates to WebJobs Portal experience

We’ve recently made updates to the WebJobs Portal experience in the Azure Portal designed to make it easier to set up a scheduled triggered WebJob, access the trigger URL for triggered WebJobs, and other operations like viewing your logs. Creating a scheduled WebJob As you can see in the screenshot, to create a scheduled WebJob requires… Read more

Introducing Failure History (appLens) for Azure App Service Web App

Why was my Web App down?” is the million-dollar question that usually follows with more questions than answer, for example: “Was it cloud provider issue?” “Was it a deployment I rolled out?” “Was it just abnormal increase in traffic?” etc. Getting to the bottom of the issue requires tedious activities like pulling off few logs, aligning… Read more

Deploying Azure Web App Certificate through Key Vault

Introduction As part of App Service Certificate (ASC) offering, we now support certificate deployment through Azure Key Vault (AKV). ASC stores the private certificate into a user provided Key Vault Secret (KVS). When an ASC is deployed into a Web App, Web App Resource Provider (RP) actually deploys it from the KVS associated with ASC…. Read more

Azure App Service Web App troubleshooting blade and tools

I have been fortunate to have an opportunity to Build/Ship/Support on premise products as well as cloud services for Microsoft. One of my biggest take away from this experience is, “You ship an on-premises product and make it’s issues/bugs your CUSTOMER’S problem. You ship a service in the cloud and now the same issues/bugs are YOUR… Read more

Disable Session affinity cookie (ARR cookie) for Azure web apps

Azure app service allows you to auto scale your web app by dynamically adding web server instances to handle the traffic to your web app. Azure app service uses Application Request Routing IIS Extension to distribute your connecting users between your active instances serving up the content. ARR cleverly identifies the user by assigning them… Read more

App Service supports Node.js v6

We’re happy to announce that Azure App Service supports Node.js v6.0.0. Node.js v6.0.0 is a major step forward for the Node.js community thanks to the efforts of so many to increase the ES6 compatibility coverage, as well as many performance and security improvements. We’ll follow the developments of v6 closely (including v6.1.0 which came out… Read more

Azure Functions: The Journey

Our team was excited to recently release a preview of the new Azure Functions service at //build. We’ve done some blogging about the service already (e.g. Introducing Azure Functions), but in this post we’d like to delve a bit behind the scenes and discuss how the project started and the journey we’ve taken to arrive… Read more