How I improved my chatbot

ladybug.ai
ladybug.ai

I think a common attribute of a hardcore coder is procrastination.  Up to now I have brainstormed my LadyBug but have not done much coding to support the backend.  Nonetheless, this is probably my last blog on the design of my #chatbot and will start coding it pretty soon.  If you haven’t seen my other…

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Azure Management Certificates (German Cloud, Azure Deutschland)

German Cloud Black Forest
German Cloud Black Forest

This article has to do mostly with the German Cloud, #GermanCloud #AzureGermany because it is most probable that there will not be anything similar to manage.windowsazure.com deployed to this solution.  Why is that important?  It is important because this is historically how many people configured thier PowerShell or other clients to make deployments/configurations onto Azure. …

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Azure Functions on 64 bit

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

Until this is updated in the portal to allow this, you can read how to enable that at the below links: Allow 64 bit to be enabled in the UI Set Azure Function App on Consumption Plan to 64 bit In summary: Access resource manager here Navogate to the Function App –> subscription/resourceGroups/resourceGroupName/providers/Microsoft.Web/sites/functionaAppName/config/web/use32BitWorkerProcess Set that…

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Enable logging for your Hybrid Connection Manager, troubleshooting

Hybrid Connection Azure
Hybrid Connection Azure

#HybridConnection #Azure #Microsoft – There are 2 kinds of logging you can use to troubleshoot any issues with your Azure Hybrid Connection Manager.  The first one is to enable System.Net tracing as I describe here.  And the second is to add an App Setting named HYBRIDCONNECTIVITY_LOGGING_ENABLED with a value of 1 to the Azure App…

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How to connect a PowerShell client to the German Cloud

German Cloud Black Forest
German Cloud Black Forest

As you many know there is a new sovereign instance of Azure in Germany the the German Cloud.  #GermanCloud There are some differences between then, for example you need a new subscription, the one for the public cloud does not transfer over, find out about that here.  Also, there is a different address for the…

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Using Azure Xplat-CLI with Azure App Services in the German Cloud

German Cloud Black Forest
German Cloud Black Forest

Although you can use CLI with the public cloud as well and you can use it to configure many of the Azure features, this article is a bit focused on the Azure German Cloud #AzureGermanCloud #GermanCloud and the Azure App Services #Azure #AppServices running within it. You can ‘get started’ with Microsoft Azure Deutschland here. …

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Azure CLI ‘config’ is not an azure command

Azure CLI Xplat
Azure CLI Xplat

I was writing this article here where I tested out installing Azure CLI, logging in and some Azure App Service commands and many of the examples I found were using the CONFIG command when configuring an App Service Plan. I received this error when I execute a command with CONFIG: error: ‘config’ is not an…

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Adding LUIS Entities to my chatbot

ladybug.ai
ladybug.ai

I have written a number of articles about my #chatbot #chatbots using LUIS and the Azure Bot Service, see the following: Create a Bot using an Azure App Service Bot Service Most common chatbot questions and how to answer them Publishing a chatbot using Bot Services and LUIS How I tested / debugged my chatbot…

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Create a memory dump for your slow performing Web App

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

There are numerous ways to create a memory dump for a slow performing Web App, but I find this one the simplest and quickest.  Follow these steps to capture a memory dump of the W3WP process responding to requests which are slower than expected.  Here are the steps: 1. Login to your KUDU console.  I…

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Create a VNET and access an Azure VM hosted within it from an App Services Web App

Azure VNET
Azure VNET

There are 2 kinds of VNETs at the moment, they are VNETv1 (ASM), also referred to as ‘Classic virtual networks’ and VNETv2 (ARM), aka ‘Resource Manager virtual networks’.  The binding between a VNETv1 and a Web App can be achieved within the AUX portal here, while the same needs to be performed using PowerShell for…

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Visual Studio Tool for Azure Functions

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

I wrote a short post about the debugging Azure Functions in Visual Studio feature here.  There was a new video posted about it below.  #AzureFunctions Cool stuff.  Here are some other interesting links: Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions Video Azure Functions Challenge Visual Studio Tools for Azure Azure…

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Enable Failed Request Tracing for an Azure App Service Web App

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

When you are experiencing slow performance on your Azure App Service #Microsoft a start is to look at the IIS logs, specifically at the time-taken column.  This will confirm that indeed there are some slow requests and identify better how slow they are.  If you want to take it one step further, you can enable…

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Source Code plug in for WordPress blogs using Open Live Writer

Open Live Writer
Open Live Writer

I like to write.  I use WordPress at the moment for my blogs, I think as the blogs are stored in a database instead of being static text when I want to move to another platform or technologiy, I will only need to export the data and format it to match the new platform requirements. …

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Debugging Azure Functions in Visual Studio

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

I wrote this article here where I talk about how to debug and troubleshoot an Azure Bot service.  Since the development approaches are very similar between the Bot Service and an Azure Function, I wonder if this feature will ever support the Bot Service.  It would be much easier doing that versus the example I…

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Responsive and Responsible AI

microsoft cognitive services
microsoft cognitive services

#artificialintelligence #AI #artificialGeneralIntelligence #AGI I was watching this video where the CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella was talking about AI. He touched on a few interesting points and I really love the way he articulates his thoughts and the choice of his words. He mentioned we need to teach machines to learn so they can…

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