Sending email from an Azure App Service using an O365 SMTP server

Office 365
Office 365

One of the surprises I had when I moved many of my sites from a domain hoster to an Azure Web App was that the platform only provided web services and that I had lost my SMTP services.  That meant I was not able to send or receive emails from my private domains.  I rushed…

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Using Cloud Explorer with a Sovereign Cloud

German Cloud Black Forest
German Cloud Black Forest

I was reading this article where it discusses some of the different kinds of Clouds that Azure supports.  For example: Public Cloud China Cloud German Cloud US Government Cloud There may be more, but I was working on setting up my Cloud Explorer in Visual Studio 2015 with a subscription I have in the German…

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How to access KUDU using your Publishing Profile

KUDU Azure App Service
KUDU Azure App Service

If for some reason your Microsoft or Organizational credentials are not working when accessing KUDU, which I discuss here.  You can use your Publishing Profile userName and userPWD to connect.  You may get prompted with a page similar to that shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, cannot access KUDU Login to the Azure Portal here,…

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Cannot publish to Soveriegn Cloud

Azure German Cloud Black Forest
Azure German Cloud Black Forest

I was reading this article where it discusses some of the different kinds of Clouds that Azure supports.  For example: Public Cloud China Cloud German Cloud US Government Cloud There may be more, but I was working on publishing an Azure App Service to the German Cloud and I was not finding my subscription in…

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Enable System.Net tracing on Azure App Service

Microsoft .NET
Microsoft .NET

It is becoming a common scenario that customers of Azure App Services Web Apps are making requests to services hosted on other Azure IaaS or PaaS platforms, services not hosted on the Azure platform (on premises) and which use the System.Net class.  For example, making a request from your code that uses either of the…

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Using Postman to call Azure REST APIs

Azure REST API
Azure REST API

I had a need to call an Azure REST API and thought I would document that here.  Here are the steps required: Get the Postman app Get your Bearer Token for authentication Configure Postman for calling the Azure Rest API Get the Postman app In this instance I used Chrome and installed the app.  Once…

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Create and deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to Azure Windows

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

There are a number of things I want to accomplish with this and a few future articles: How to deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to an Azure App Services Web App How to deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to an Azure VM In some future articles I will reference this article for these…

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