On the Advantages of App Service Environment (ASE) for Government Web Apps

Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is now available in Azure Government. For most Government web applications, it offers many advantages compared to the standard Azure Web App Service. In this blog post, the requirements for Government web applications are reviewed and we will explore how these requirements can be met with either Azure Web Apps…


Azure App Service Environment Available in Azure Government

I am very excited to report that I have just deployed an isolated App Service Environment (ASE) in Azure Government. Here are a few quick pointers on how to get started. Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is an isolated deployment of App Service dedicated to a single subscription. It is ideal for applications that require…


Web App with Vnet Only Access using App Gateway – PowerShell Automation

Azure Web Apps provide a managed environment (PaaS) for hosting web applications. These environments have low operations and management overhead, which makes them a popular choice when moving applications to the cloud. The standard Web App offering is a multi-tenant environment configured for public access (with a publically accessible endpoint). When organizations want to host…


Sending Email from Web App using On-Prem SMTP Server and Storage Queue Relay

When organizations move web applications to the cloud, they often look to hosting environments such as Azure Web Apps. The Platform as a Service (PaaS) environments are very appealing because they reduce the operations and management overhead, but in some cases it turns out that things that used to be easy to do on-prem have…


Developing and Debugging Desired State Configuration Scripts for Azure VMs

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) scripts are a popular way to configure Virtual Machines in Azure. In previous blog posts, I have made extensive use of them to configure SQL Server Always On and Team Foundation Server in Azure among other scenarios. These deployments use a combination of Azure Resource Manager templates and DSC scripts….