The number 400

What is significant about the number 400? 400 is 20² 400 is divisible by: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 25, 40, 50, 80, 100, 200, 400 400 equals 2⁴ * 5² or ( 2*2*2*2*5*5) 400 is a self-number which are generated by this formula:  You can write 400 like this: four hundred,…

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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…


Publish failed

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2018/2018-04-publish-failed.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 Function…


Deep Dive into TCP Connections in App Service Diagnostics

Note: This information below only applies to Windows web apps on App Service. Recently, we released the TCP Connections tile shortcut in App Service diagnostics. In this blog, we will walk through the implications of having unhealthy TCP Connections and how you can analyze them using App Service diagnostics. Why should you care about TCP…


How to configure GitHub or VSTS for use with an Azure Function

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-05-how-to-configure-github-or-vsts-for-use-with-an-azure-function.html I have written a few post about setting up source code repositories for App Services and now, while I am getting up to speed with Azure Functions I wanted to do the same.  Here are some other GitHub related articles I have written: #AzureFunctions #Azure…


Debugging Azure Functions in Visual Studio

This article has been migrated to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-01-debugging-azure-funtions-in-visual-studio.html 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…


Using KUDU with Microsoft Azure Web Apps

I have moved this article to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2014/2014-03-using-kudu-with-windows-azure-web-sites.html There is a nice set of troubleshooting and analysis tools for use with Microsoft Azure Web Apps (formerlly Web Sites) called KUDU.  Information about that tool set can be found here. It is useful for capturing a memory dump, as explained here, looking at deployment logs, viewing configuration…