Deploy to an Azure App Service using KUDU and a zip file

KUDU Azure App Service
KUDU Azure App Service

I wrote this article about a KUDU feature that supports the dragging and dropping of files from a local workstation to your Azure App Service.  It is also possible to drag and drop a compressed ZIP file and KUDU will automatically unzip the content of the file.  This is describe here already, but I like…

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How to make a local deployment and create a zip file for drag and drop deployment

Visual Studio
Visual Studio

I wrote this article “Deploy to an Azure App Service using KUDU and a zip file” that explains how to deploy a zipped file from a local workstation to KUDU.  While I was writing that post I thought, hey, why not write how to create a zipped file for deployment as well, so here goes….

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How to capture an ASP.NET Core memory dump on Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I have written numerous articles about ASP.NET and creating memory dumps, but noticed I had not written one specifically about capturing an ASP.NET Core memory dump on an Azure App Service.  Here are some of my ‘related’ articles of this matter. Create a memory dump for your slow performing Web App How to take a…

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Azure App Service Disk Length Queue

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

It wouldn’t be prudent to divulge the intellectual property (IP) details of how Azure App Services are configured in detail, but, right or wrong, I like to point to Azure Pack Web Sites (*) as the building block of Azure App Services.  However, keep in mind that Azure Stack is a more recent version of…

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Must use, must know WinDbg commands, my most used

WinDbg Debugging Benjamin Perkins
WinDbg Debugging Benjamin Perkins

I like to write stuff.  As I personally use it for reference, instead of keeping it to myself, I often post it onto my blog here.  Here is my list of most used WinDbg commands and what information I get for them. I was a big fan of PSSCOR, but since MEX is now a…

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Can you trace WCF using Failed Request Tracing

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

Yes you can.  I wrote this blog a long time ago that explains how to setup a Hello World WCF service and consumer.  I have also written numerous articles about Failed Request Traces: Lab 4: Install and configure Failed Request Tracing Lab 16: Configuring Failed Request Tracing to take a memory dump Install Failed Request…

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GENERAL_READ_ENTITY_START

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

I was looking around for some understanding on the what this event within the request pipeline meant.  As seen in Figure 1, you can find this event when you are capturing a Failed Request trace. I wrote a lab about capturing Failed Request Traces here –> Lab 4: Install and configure Failed Request Tracing Figure…

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How to check Azure App Service OS version, what version of IIS

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

This is a FAQ on GitHub which has a lot of information about 2016. If you are interested to find out which version of IIS or OS your Azure App Service is running on, you can check it like this. Check in KUDU Capture a Fiddler trace I wrote about KUDU here, just in case…

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How to make an Azure App Service HTTPS only

SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins
SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article some years ago here “HTTPS only on Azure App Service Web Apps” that explains how to redirect all traffic made to an Azure App Service using HTTP to HTTPS using a URL Rewrite rule.  This is now achievable in the portal. To enable the HTTPS Only feature in the portal, navigate…

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Drag and drop deployment to an Azure App Service, quick, for simple small changes

KUDU Azure App Service
KUDU Azure App Service

There are many way to deploy code and files to an Azure App Service, repositories like Visual Studio Team Services, GitHub, content storage like OneDrive or Drop Box, using an FTP tool, use the command-line tool msdeploy or directly from within the Visual Studio IDE. However, if you wanted to deploy just a single or…

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Troubleshooting an Azure App Service backup issue

Azure Backup
Azure Backup

Here and here “My Backups are failing, Let’s open a support ticket” are some good information about how to configure an Azure App Service backup.  I like the fact that you can also include a database backup in parallel with a backup of the web site.  Keep in mind the limit of 10GB in regards…

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How to create a self-signed SAN certificate, wildcard certificate vs SAN

SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins
SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins

I have some domain names that I use for testing out Azure features, write some blogs and other fun stuff.  I find myself needing, wanting to use HTTPS and using the instructions I wrote some time ago, see below, to create the certificate is long and tedious.  I had an epiphany which lead me to…

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Azure Functions and Azure are blowing my mind

Analyze Brain Waves
Analyze Brain Waves

I am really starting to like these Azure Functions.  Just imagining that I don’t even need a server anymore…at all.  Only a few years ago the major blocker was getting a server online to manage requests from your customer, the cost, complexity and management was HUGE!  And now you don’t even need one at all. …

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How to access KUDU SCM for an Azure App Service Environment (ASE)

Azure App Service Environment
Azure App Service Environment

I wrote the following articles about accessing KUDU / SCM on the multi-tenant version of Azure App Services. Using KUDU with Microsoft Azure Web Apps How to access KUDU using your Publishing Profile If you have managed to find this post, you likel already know what an App Service Environment (ASE) is, but just in…

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How to delete a VNET from the Azure portal

VNET Azure
VNET Azure

After writing this article here “Create a VNET and access an Azure VM hosted within it from an App Services Web App” I wanted to then remove the resources because I was using them for testing and not for a real production, money generating project.  I also wrote this article here “Create and deploy an…

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