Scaling your Microsoft Azure App Service Web App

Having spent many years supporting web sites running on IIS one of the most challenging aspects was managing load.  I was able to plan for near-term growth by tracking the CPU, Memory, total number of requests, etc… over time and once the utilization of these elements exceeded my threshold for what I considered manageable, it…

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Using Procdump and Failed Request Tracing to capture a memory dump

One of my favorite tools for troubleshooting Internet Information Service issues is ProcDump.  It is a single, small, yet powerful EXE that is very useful for capturing W3WP.exe process memory dumps. One of my other favorites is Failed Request Tracing which I have written about here and here for a Windows Azure Web Site. Failed…

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Could not load type ‘Namespace.Class’ from assembly ‘Namespace’

I have been working hard learning the new features of ASP.NET 4.5, specifically using the following methods: HttpResponse.BeginFlush HttpResponse.EndFlush Stream.ReadAsync HttpRequest.GetBufferedInputStream HttpRequest.GetBefferlessInputStream Stream.BeginRead Stream.EndRead All of which need to be implemented using either a handler or module, if you want to use them in IIS.  Can’t say that I did this a lot in the…

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