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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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

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 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 Check out some of my other articles I wrote in regards…

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