Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and Design Complete Study Guide: Exams AZ-303 and AZ-304

Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and Design Complete Study Guide Exams AZ-303 and AZ-304 Benjamin Perkins

I would like to proudly announce the release and availability of my new Azure Solution Architect Complete Study Guide. The book contains over 700 pages of material relating to the skills and knowledge required to become a great Azure Solution Architect. The book is designed around the requirements for passing both the AZ-303 and AZ-304 […]

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IIS Debugging Labs – Information and setup instructions

IIS Benjamin Perkins

These labs provide a group of debugging scenarios focused on helping you get some hands on experience in debugging the most common type of IIS issues. For example, hang/performance, crash and memory issues. Installation These labs are focused IIS 8.5, but can be run on the following versions of IIS IIS Version Operating System IIS […]

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Missing Azure DevOps Organization when setting up CI/CD via Deployment Center

Azure Benjamin Perkins

Having worked on Azure for many years now, I have provisioned, deleted, switch, modified so much I sometimes get a bit lost.  I was configuring CI/CD for a project and selected Azure Repos, but when I opened the Organization drop-down I did not see the Azure DevOps organization. Figure 1, why is my Azure DevOps […]

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Azure DevOps Visual Studio 2022 add source code

Visual Studio Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article some years ago, it’s great to look back at things to see how we have progressed.  That’s a good reason to blog because it is a historical reference, at least from the way I experienced it.  Azure DevOps was called VSTS way back then. Configure Visual Studio Team Services in Visual […]

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Machine Keys on an Azure App Service, machineKey multiple, different data centers, regions on Azure

Azure App Service Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article some time ago, Machine Keys on an Azure App Service, machineKey multiple instances Azure, which describes how and why there are no problems running on multiple instances of your App Service Plan, so long as they are in the same region or datacenter.  This is because, as part of the App […]

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Sending base 64 messages to an Azure Storage Queue for Azure Function

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

If you happen to get this exception on an Azure Function when you have an Azure Storage Queue triggered Azure Function: The input is not a valid Base-64 string as it contains a non-base 64 character, more than two padding characters, or an illegal character among the padding characters. Figure 1, base-64 message required for […]

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Service Bus triggered Azure Function AutoComplete false, duplicates

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

As you read here the default setting for AutoComplete is true.  When you create a Service Bus triggered Azure Function you install an extension named Microsoft.Azure.WebJobs.Extensions.ServiceBus as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, Service Bus Azure Function AutoComplete The NuGet package is here and the source code here.  The point of this article is explain […]

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