Azure Mobile Service Creation fails "this name is already in use"

Just a quick blog on this… Problem You cannot create an Azure Mobile Service.  You enter a unique name when creating the Mobile Service but get an error:  “this name is already in use” and a red exclamation mark.   Reason Mobile Services are deprecated, that is why you cannot create one. Please see this…

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Troubleshooting Retrieving Certificates in Azure App Services

You can upload and use Certificates securely in your Azure App Service (Azure Web App, Azure Mobile App etc… ).  If you are having trouble, here are some basic troubleshooting steps. Example error: ”cannot find certificate with thumbprint” Is your certificate loaded in your Resource Group?  You can search for the thumbprint using the Azure…

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How to Add Custom Domains to Azure Web Apps Using Powershell

Just another quicky post: If you need to add a custom domain to an Azure Web App you can use Powershell.  Powershell does the same verification that the UI does and is just another way to accomplish setting the custom domain or domains. Note that you don’t set, nor can you change the default azurewebsites.net…

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Azure Mobile Apps–How to remove the notification hub and get the wizard back

I noticed that you cannot change the notification hub in the UI.  There is a simple workaround (it will be fixed by the way). Here is a picture of what I mean: Run this powershell script from the Azure Powershell (or do similar using the Azure CLI): Remove-AzureRmResource -ResourceId /subscriptions/<SUBCRIPTION_ID>/resourcegroups/<RESOURCE_GROUP>/providers /Microsoft.Web/sites/<APP_NAME>/providers/Microsoft.Resources/links/mobile-notificationhub And I get my…

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Manually Attach a Debugger to Azure Web Apps

For various reasons you may have difficulty attaching your debugger to an Azure Web App.  This quick blog will show you a method that may work for you if you get into this situation.  I will NOT attempt to diagnose your issue in this blog so please don’t post a question asking why the normal…

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Create a Staging Slot for Migrated Azure Mobile Service

  When you Migrate your Existing Azure Mobile Service to an App Service you may want to take advantage of the slots available to you and create a Staging (and other) slot to test you code in.  This will walk you through an easy way to do this. Create the new slot in the portal…

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Remove ‘Server’ and ‘X-Powered-By’ headers from your Azure Mobile Apps

Knowing the server type and what it is running can be information that an attacker may leverage.  This article explains how you can remove the subject headers. Azure Mobile Apps are really Azure Web Apps.  You can configure the headers by altering the Web.Config just like you would with a standard ASP.Net application! Problem Here…

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Azure Mobile Services .NET backend – Found conflicts between different versions of the same dependent assembly

If you get an error similar to this: Changed service health to ‘Critical’ (Service is unhealthy. Please check the service logs to determine the issue and how to correct it.) And you check the logs in your dashboard and see similar to this: Found conflicts between different versions of the same dependent assembly ‘Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage’: 4.2.1.0….

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Charlotte Azure Partner Boot Camp Links for Mobile Services

  Mapping types: Mapping between Database Types and Client Types in the .NET Backend using AutoMapper AutoMapper – http://automapper.org/ Sales Assistant – Sample Walkthrough: Attaching an Azure SQL database to your .NET Backend Connect to an on-premises SQL Server from an Azure mobile service using Hybrid Connections http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/topics/mobile/ Retrieving data from 1:n relationship using .NET…

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Cannot upload xap error: 2004

Just a quicky post… This is only ONE reason you may have gotten this error and I wanted to share this.  If this does not solve your issue engage the forums or get assisted support from your developer dashboard. I had a customer that was getting this error when uploading his xap file:  error: 2004: …

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