Category Archives: Azure

Robust Cloud Integration with Azure

For the last year I have been busy co-authoring this book on Azure Cloud Integration with my follow co-authors Abhishek Kumarm, Martin Abbott, Gyanendra Kumar Gautam, James Corbould and Ashish Bhanbhani. It is available on the Packt website here: https://www.packtpub.com/virtualization-and-cloud/robust-cloud-integration-azureContinue reading

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Searching through messages in Logic Apps

Unfortunately Logic Apps do not provide an easy option to view the contents of a message unless you go through each log entry and view the outputs as shown below. However there is an alternative method using Log Analytics which … Continue reading

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Securing a MVC Web API using Azure AD and using Client Credential flow

In this blog I will show you how to add authorisation to a MCV Controller,  setup Azure AD as an OAuth 2.0 JWT (Json Web Token)  provider and use an Azure AD endpoint to obtain the access token. I will … Continue reading

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Azure SQL Database Timeout Exceptions

I had came across an issue were the Azure database was throwing timeout exceptions like the one below when under heavy load. Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. … Continue reading

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Using Azure Application Insights with BizTalk. Part 1

One of the great features of Application Insights is the capability to monitor IIS websites and web services. It uses an agent  installed on the IIS server to send telemetry data to Azure Application Insights running in Azure. In this … Continue reading

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Testing an Azure Relay Service Bus using Postman

One of my favourite tools for testing RESTFul services is Postman. In this blog I will describe how to use this tool for testing  an Azure relay service bus. Remember if you are hosting the service in IIS you will … Continue reading

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Reserving the IP address currently assigned to a Cloud Service

When deploying a cloud service, you will be assigned a random Public Virtual IP (VIP) address.  This address will change if you delete your Web/Worker role and then deploy another version of your code. With the latest release of the … Continue reading

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