Azure Functions – Blob Storage

This lab has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/azure/training/azure-functions-blob-storage.html The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Blob Trigger.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Blob storage bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Blob storage trigger in detail so I…


Azure Functions Labs – Information and setup instructions

This post has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/azure/training/azure-functions-labs-information-and-setup-instructions.html As if writing some code wasn’t complicated enough, now you need to write it using patterns designed to run on the cloud platform and pick the most effective service or services to run it on.  By ‘service’ I mean PaaS, IaaS, Server-less, etc.… and…


Build your first Alexa skill with Alexa.NET and Azure Functions – The basics

Amazon has recently released the vocal assistant Alexa and its lineup of Echo devices also in Italy. I had the chance to play with some of them during my trips in the US and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the voice interaction. They also have a good integration with the Microsoft ecosystem….

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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…


How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio

I have relocated this article to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2018/2018-04-how-to-create-an-azure-function-in-visual-studio.html 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…


How to connect to a database from an Azure Function

I migrated this article to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2018/2018-04-how-to-connect-to-a-database-from-an-azure-function.html 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…


Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2018/2018-04-deploy-an-azure-function-created-from-visual-studio.html 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…


An error occurred

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2018/2018-04-an-error-occurred.html 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…