Terminate w3wp.exe process without stopping website

Here is a quick way to terminate w3wp.exe process in Azure App Service Website without stopping the whole website. Note : Azure AppService website can run on multiple instances and there is another w3wp.exe process called SCM running on each instance (we shouldn’t kill this process). So we just have to get list of all…

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ASP.NET Core AppSettings for Azure App Service

In regular .NET world, we have option to save settings in web.config or in app.config file. But in .NET Core, you have option to save them in few other locations like appsettings.json , appsettings.<Environment>.json and in secrets.json. One of the main reason settings are not saved in web.config file is, to avoid settings getting checked-into…

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Investigating issues using Web Deploy for Azure App Service

How can I investigate issues deploying to my site using Web Deploy\MSDeploy? You can publish to your Web Site using Visual Studio\VSTS or  using Web Deploy directly. In general both Visual Studio\VSTS are using Web Deploy behind the scenes. You can review your VSTS Release step to see if it is using MSDeploy. E.G  …

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Best Practices for Azure App Service ARM templates

In Azure App Service support we see a lot of customers utilizing the power of Azure Resource Manager templates to deploy their Web Apps and Functions. Here are some resources you should be aware of when creating these templates to avoid common issues. The Azure App Service team have published guidance on this topic here….

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Azure Durable Functions

This blogs talks about how to create a simple Durable Function App. There are three components to Durable Function App. Main / Starter Function Workflow / Orchestrator Function Activity Function Durable Function App needs all three functions. Main / Starter function is responsible for starting a workflow instance. Workflow / Orchestrator function has workflow logic,…


Things You Should Know: Web Apps and SSH

If you’re hosting your Web App in App Service on a Linux machine, you will likely want to SSH into your app’s container at some point. In this post, I’ll walk you through how you can do that. By the way, this procedure also enables remote debugging of your Node.js apps and SFTP access to…

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Azure Bot Function

Here are the simplified steps to start developing Azure Bot Function. In this blog post we will create a test bot that talks to LUIS and QnA Maker. LUIS will help us understand user’s natural language. QnA Maker will help us answer user’s frequently asked questions. In this sample Bot, we will convert temperature from…

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Using Azure Traffic Manager probes with IP Restrictions protecting the App

Overview This was written by my colleague Michael Lopez; edited and published by me. We receive many inquiries about load balancer probes, such as Azure Traffic Manager probes. A common issue we witness with health probes are with applications in Azure App Services that restrict access via Static IP Restrictions. This is when we restrict…

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You may receive the error: ‘AADSTS90092: Non-retryable error has occurred.” The result is a 401.73 Unauthorized

Overview This has been fixed! If you are still getting this error please open a support case from your Azure Portal A change in the backend could result in seeing this error in your verbose application logs.  A fix is scheduled and when uploaded this blog will be updated.  This only affects a subset of…

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