Memory consumption issue with WinDbg, address summary

WinDbg Debugging Benjamin Perkins
WinDbg Debugging Benjamin Perkins

I must confess being pretty good at analyzing memory dumps from a performance or an exception perspective.  I have written a few articles and labs about those types of problems: Lab 19: Debugging a high CPU hang W3WP process using WinDbg Lab 20: Debugging a low CPU hang W3WP process using WinDbg Create a memory…

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How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

These are some good instructions as well “Create your first function using Visual Studio”.  But I like to try it out myself.  Check out these other articles as well. How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio Check out all my Azure Function articles here…

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How to connect to a database from an Azure Function

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

I created a simple Azure Function and now I want to connect it to a database.  Check out these other articles as well. How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio Check out all my Azure Function articles here I found this article also useful “Code…

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Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

I created an Azure Function and added some some code to connect to a database and now I want to deploy it to the Azure platform. How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Check out all my Azure Functions articles here Right-click on…

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An error occurred

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

While I was writing these articles about creating, developing local and deploying an Azure Function App, I received this error, Figure 1. How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio Check out all my Azure Functions…

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Server Error 0x800004005 Request timed out.

C# Benjamin Perkins
C# Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this post and this lab about the impact of having debug=true in your web.config file.  The fact is, when you are running in a production environment, you do not want to have debug=true.  However, I was writing a series of NETSH tracing posts: Capturing a NETSH network trace Analyze NETSH traces with Wireshark…

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Configuration error, targetFramework 4.7

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

I was deploying some code to one of my IIS servers and got this YSOD as seen in Figure 1.  I had coded in Visual Studio 2017 with the .NET Framework 4.7 targeted from my ASP.NET Web Forms application I wrote. Figure 1, Server Error, targetFramework=”4.7” I like to look at the version of the…

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.NET Core 2.0 modular and NuGet packages

.NET Core Benjamin Perkins
.NET Core Benjamin Perkins

One of the cool features of the .NET Core is that the namespaces you reference in the project are the only ones that are contained in the DLL your project renders.  I was reading that when you initially create a project in Visual Studio, that numerous packages are included by default and was wondering, because…

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Targeting a specific version of the .NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

I find numerous opinions and understandings about side-by-side and in-place installations of the .NET Framework.  Here is my favorite explanation of this “.NET Versioning and Multi-Targeting – .NET 4.5 is an in-place upgrade to .NET 4.0”.  I also link to that same article in one of my IIS labs here, “Lab 5: Basic and Advanced…

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What is the current .NET version on an Azure App Service

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

I have an App Service here (currentdotnetversion) that shows the output of the current (when I wrote this article) .NET version using C# code.  Here is a partial code snippet: I took the code from here and I got the Microsoft.Win32 assembly via a NuGet package, see Figure 1. Figure 1, where to get the…

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TLS on Azure App Services

SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins
SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article some time ago “How to disable TLS 1.0 on an Azure App Service Web App” that explains some of the reasons TLS was not configurable on the Azure App Service platform.  There were many customers who wanted to disable TLS 1.0 so they could remain or become PCI compliant and at…

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What Root Certificates exist on an Azure App Service, CA Root

SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins
SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins

As you may already know SSL/TLS is offloaded on the Front Ends (*) and this is where certificate root chains are validated (AFAIK).  There is no way for you to access those machines to dump out what CAs are there.  The next, or closest thing I can think of is to dump them out via…

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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 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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Create a .NET Core 2 application on Linux with Visual Studio Code

Linux Benjamin Perkins
Linux Benjamin Perkins

The plan is to work some with Linux and I have chosen Ubuntu 16.04 LTS because this, AFAIK, is the flavor which Azure App Service Linux containers runs, see more about that here. I built my Ubuntu work station, by downloading the ISO from the Ubuntu site here and burning it to a DVD.  Yes,…

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