VS Code Extensions for Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti once again sits down with Yujin Hong, Program Manager on the Azure Government Engineering team, to discuss many of the incredible VS Code Extensions for Azure. VS Code has quickly become the most popular editor in the world – there are numerous reasons for…


Durable Functions

While one thinks of event driven code, the requirements (operational) cab be broken into smaller functions, which is usually the code snippet executed as a response to a request. As the end user, one are not concerned about underlying infrastructure.


Serverless in Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti sits down to talk with Yujin Hong, Program Manager on the Azure Government Engineering team, about Serverless computing in Azure Government. Yujin and Steve start out by discussing the evolution of cloud computing that led to the rise of “serverless”, including a discussion of…


Check out 2019’s first Friday Five!

Getting Started with Azure Functions Jaliya Udagedara is originally from Sri Lanka and currently based in New Zealand. He is a Microsoft MVP since January 2014, initially under Visual C# category, then .NET and now under Developer Technologies. His passion is on everything related to .NET. Jaliya is also a TechNet Wiki Ninja and a blog author at…


NEW AZURE REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Deploy highly available network virtual appliances – PIP-UDR NVAs without SNAT

How’s that for a detailed title? Regardless, we have a new Reference Architecture (on the Azure Architecture Center) to announce from AzureCAT Keith Mayer. It was edited by Nanette Ray and Mike Wasson. PIP-UDR NVAs without SNAT This architecture uses two Azure virtual machines to host the NVA firewall in an active-passive configuration that supports…


Building a Simple Contact Form with Azure Functions

I write about Azure Functions over and over again because they are the perfect solution for what I am trying to do, small little things that I don’t want to spin up a larger unnecessary app to do it. Then I had a thought, why not have an Azure Function that I could http post to and sent an email from there…


Alexa + Azure Functions + Microsoft Graph = a smarter assistant!

On this blog we have recently learned how to build an Alexa Skill using Microsoft tools and platforms, like C#, Visual Studio and Azure Functions. The skill we have built in the previous posts was available to every user: it didn’t need to know who the user is asking the questions in order to return…

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Why does my Azure Function sometimes stop being triggered

I moved this post to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2018/2018-08-why-does-my-azure-function-sometimes-stop-being-triggered.html Azure is so awesome because the features it provides are so very dynamic and flexible.  The platform provides a starting point for the fruition of ideas, ideas only limited by ones imagination.  With its dynamic nature and the flexibility it delivers to consumers, sometimes you just…


How (I) would handle a timeout in Azure Function

I have moved this page to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2018/2018-06-how-i-would-handle-a-timeout-in-azure-function.html I wrote this article about adding a host.json file to an Azure Function “How to add a HOST.JSON file to an Azure Function” and while I was breaking it, I saw a behavior which I didn’t expect. The behavior was that my code within…


How to add a HOST.JSON file to an Azure Function

I have written numerous articles about Azure Functions, view them here.  I have moved this page to this new location:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2018/2018-06-how-to-add-a-host-json-file-to-an-azure-function.html The fact is, the HOST.JSON file is created for you when the Azure Function App is created originally/initially and it does not need to be added.  I expected to see it when I expanded…