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Creating your first Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template

In this tutorial, learn how to create your first Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template and deploy Azure resources and infrastructure.

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Azure

Managed identities and Azure App Service staging slots

If you’re using an Azure App Service on a tier that offers staging slots (standard and above) then you might want to consider what happens when you swap a slot. If you’ve configured a slot then you’ll want to swap deployments at a minimum between a production and pre-production environment. Microsoft cover in depth what […]

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Azure Availability Zones vs Availability Sets

A common question for newcomers to Microsoft’s Azure platform is what’s the difference between an availability zone and an availability set?

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Using Cloudflare with Azure Blob Storage

If you’re storing files in Azure Storage, you’ll likely soon find that the cost of bandwidth will soon become one of the more expensive items in your Azure bill. By using a content delivery network (CDN), you can improve performance for those accessing your files from around the world, while also reducing the bandwidth costs […]

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Azure Azure Functions

Using Azure Functions with Rider

Previously we’ve written about how to get started with Azure Functions using JetBrains Rider – but that’s now an outdated article, as the Azure plugin now offers seamless integration with the Microsoft Functions tooling. Gone are the days of manually updating project configuration files. What you’ll need In order to follow along, you’ll need to […]

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Building Azure Functions in the Rider IDE

Many people now use Rider as their integrated development environment editor for .NET. However, when it comes to using it for developing Azure Functions, the out-of-the-box experience is (currently) less than ideal. I say currently, because in the next update to the Azure Toolkit plugin for Rider Functions support has been added. This’ll make running […]

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Azure App Configuration vs App Settings

For a long time now, App Settings have been the way to configure your app’s settings such as environment variables and connection strings for Azure App Services. In February 2019, Microsoft announced a new service called App Configuration – which, currently in preview – allows you to easily centralise your app settings across multiple resources. […]

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Which Azure Functions runtime am I using?

Microsoft currently support two versions of the Azure Functions runtime – version 1 and version 2. This post will look at the main changes between the two versions, and show you how you can check which runtime you’re using. What are the key differences between versions? Version 1 of the runtime was introduced back in […]

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Azure Functions App vs Functions

A common question asked by newcomers to the world of Azure Functions, is what’s the difference between an Azure functions app vs a function? Are they the same thing? In short, there is a difference. You can think of the functions app as if it refers to a workspace that contains one or more functions. […]

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What’s an Azure Service Principal and Managed Identity?

In this post, we’ll take a brief look at the difference between an Azure service principal and a managed identity (formerly referred to as a Managed Service Identity or MSI). What is a service principal or managed service identity? Lets get the basics out of the way first. In short, a service principal can be […]