Using Application Insights to instrument your worker roles

Today there isn’t a simple way to integrate the power of Application Insights into your worker role code.   The focus of the team so far has really been on instrumenting web applications.   I hope there will be improved tooling in this area in the future.  In the interim however you can use the TelemetryClient object from…

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Using Azure block blob storage to establish master/slave roles

When building an application in Azure one of the common scenarios is the need to establish master/slave roles.   When we have many instances of a worker role which scale horizontally it is often useful for one of these nodes to establish itself as a “master”.   This allows it to do various housekeeping tasks while ensuring that its…

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