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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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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Top 10 must have Phrase List Features for your chatbot or any bot LUIS

computer.ai
computer.ai

If you haven’t already read my other posts on creating my #chatbot, then check them out: 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 that I created using the…

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How my chatbot remained statefull using Azure Bot Services

ladybug.ai
ladybug.ai

One of the challenges I had, well maybe not a challenge, but it took some hours to think it through, with making my #chatbots #chatbot personality was coding in the ability to recall the last question, last #LUIS Intent or #LUIS Entity so that I could reference it for making better decisions on how to…

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C# Bot Builder Samples on GitHub

A good way to get ideas and some coding best practice is to look at some examples, there are many of them using C# hosted on GitHub here. I wanted to walk through what they are so I can for myself find or discover some new ideas and best practices for this, as I am…

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How I tested debugged my chatbot that I created using the Bot Services on Azure

ladybug.ai
ladybug.ai

Well, the fact that you do not need to use Visual Studio or to install the Bot Framework to get a #chatbot or a generic #Bot up and running still applies.  See my other posts: Create a Bot using an Azure App Service Bot Service Most common chatbot questions and how to answer them Publishing…

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Create a Bot using an Azure App Service Bot Service

I am so excited about Bots (#Bot) that I can barely control myself.  My hands are literally shaking as I write this post.  I wrote this post a few months ago that discuses how I got started using the Bot Framework (#BotFramework) with LUIS, it was a little complicated but now with the built in…

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Remote debug your Azure App Service Web App

I created a sample ASP.NET application that you can download from here that contains a slow running request, a handled and an unhandled exception. To configure and remote debug your Microsoft Azure App Service Web App, you will need to perform the following: Have a Web App deployed to the Azure platform Attach the remote…

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Using the Azure WebJob API

I wrote an article here that discusses how to troubleshoot a WebJob, during the creation of that post I found decided to figure out this technique as well (calling the WebJob API).  Originally, I was using the Azure SDK to trigger the WebJob from Visual Studio Server Explorer, as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1,…

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Beginning C# 6 Programming with Visual Studio 2015, co-author Benjamin Perkins

Beginning C# 6 Programming with Visual Studio 2015, co-author Benjamin Perkins The Beginning C# 6 Programming with Visual Studio 2015 book is now available, check it out.  I had the opportunity to contribute a some chapters to it.  What an awesome experience!  There are lots of examples, experiences, discussions and reviews of the new features…

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