Error “Access to the path ‘E:sitesrootWeb.config’ is denied” when storing Azure AD’s public key in Web.config of an Azure Cloud Services application.

I have worked on a scenario where a Web Role application which had been working fine for a long time just started throwing the error “Access to the path ‘E:\sitesroot\0\Web.config’ is denied” without any change or update to the deployment:        Looking at the error, it’s a bit clear that for some reason, the…


Session State Management in Windows Azure Web Roles

One of the frequent questions that developers and customers ask me during my Windows Azure related discussion is how to manage session state in Windows Azure Web Role. With Web Roles supporting full IIS (previously it was just hosted web core), the inclination to fall back to the tried and tested methods of either in-proc…