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…


Issue related to sign in while accessing Microsoft Azure resources from Visual Studio 2013 Update 4

  In recent past we have noticed that few customers complaining about sign in, while attempting to publish to Azure or accessing an Azure resources like CloudService, WebSite or Storage from Visual Studio 2013 Update 4. They were getting below mentioned exception, while publishing/accessing Azure resources from Visual Studio 2013. " Sorry, but we’re having…


ASP.NET Session state broken after migrating from Windows Azure shared Cache to Role Based Cache

Windows Azure Shared Cache feature is  going to depreciate soon and right now Microsoft is not allowing the end users to create new shared cache namespace from the management portal. One of the Microsoft partner, who was leveraging Shared Cache to managing the ASP.NET Session state for their Deployed CloudServices got this information from some…


Enable Server GC mode for your worker role

If you are using an Azure worker role that is memory intensive you may notice that the performance of your application is not optimal.One of the symptoms is a high CPU utilization combined with a high value for the “% Time in GC” performance counter. Typical workloads are WCF applications that handle many client requests. You might be able…


Losing the Remote Desktop (RDP) connectivity with Cloud Services targeting Window Azure SDK 1.7/ SDK 1.8

In recent past I have noticed that, the customer’s who leveraging Windows Azure SDK 1.7 / SDK 1.8 complaining that intermittently they were unable to rdp into their VM, and sometimes issue should be resolved after couple of reboot/reimage of corresponding VM. So I have done an investigation for one of such customer’s , and…


WADLogsTable spammed with ‘WARNING: <DistributedCache.ClientMemoryMonitor> Virtual Bytes ……..’

In recent past,  We have noticed that,  Windows Azure end users, who leveraging Windows Azure Dedicated Cache feature with Windows Azure SDK 1.8 indicates that, their WADLogsTables are spammed with below mentioned warning messages, and during the investigation it is also noticed that available memory counter’s from performance log are showing as normal at the…


Join the Live Event about Diagnostics Changes in Windows Azure SDK 2.0 on May 15th at 4PM IST (UTC +5:30)

You are invited to an hour long session on Diagnostics Changes in Windows Azure SDK 2.0. Here is the meeting detail: Join the meeting AUDIO INFORMATION Computer Audio To use computer audio, you need speakers and a microphone, or a headset. FIRST-TIME USERS To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it…