Azure Web Apps - beware the phantom deployment slots

Are you unable to delete a deployment slot using AzureRM cmdlets even though you know it is there? This may explain why.…

Visual Studio Application Insights - a few months on

Several months ago I spent some time looking at Application Insights, which at the time was part of the Visual Studio family of tools and services. Well as we've seen before, it looks like Microsoft have had a rethink and have renamed Visual Studio Application Insights and have moved it…

An introduction to Azure Functions

If you already know about WebJobs, Azure Functions can be seen as an evolution, bringing with it quicker setup, easier management, and a lot more functionality. For those of you who haven't used WebJobs before, a WebJob allows you to run background tasks in Azure within the context of your…

Visual Studio Application Insights - getting your money's worth out of the free plan

In my introduction to Visual Studio Application Insights, I covered the basics including your options to get up and running with real metrics in minutes. Today I want to touch on the limitations of the free tier and the options available to you if you start to outgrow it. What…

Visual Studio Application Insights - An overview

Have you heard of Application Insights? It's a great tool to give you a precise look at the activity and issues in your web apps and services. After setting it up, you can use it to detect, analyse and organise the client and server-side of your application. Application Insights is…

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