Cloud Services PaaS – Common scenarios for SSL certificate configuration

This article is intended to summarize a few common scenarios for SSL certificate configuration on Cloud Services PaaS. It will cover configuration of multiples certificates for HTTPS communication and certificate installation for general encrypted communication purposes.   In case you just want to install one certificate on your cloud service to enable HTTPs communication, you…

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Using blob snapshots with PowerShell

Sometime ago, I had a customer who asked me the way to create a blob snapshot of an Azure VM. The process for create a blob snapshot was clear for the customer and you can read the next blog as a reference: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-powershell-guide-full/#how-to-manage-azure-blob-snapshots As you read in the article, you can create, list, copy and…


Azure Emulator Crash with error 0x800700b7: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Sometimes when you are using Visual Studio and working on some Azure projects, you might hit an issue which cause your Azure emulator to crash. When that happens, you will get the System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x800700B7): Cannot create a file when that file already exists. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800700B7) You can try also manually to run the…


Understanding CPU metric data from Azure Cloud Services.

In this article we will learn how to interpret the CPU metric in both the Azure Portal as well as in the Windows Azure Diagnostic (WAD) tables and understand the differences between data in WAD tables and in Azure Portal. We have focused on the CPU as an example, but the same information can be…