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  • Blog Post: RDP Error on Web and Worker Roles (Windows Azure PAAS)

    I was working with a developer who had requested assistance on an issue. We were required to RDP to the role to troubleshoot further. While doing so we stumbled upon this RDP problem. While we have known the reason for some time I was surprised that my searches on internet led to blogs for similar RDP...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Session state broken after migrating from Windows Azure shared Cache to Role Based Cache

    Windows Azure Shared Cache feature is  going to depreciate soon and right now Microsoft is not allowing the end users to create new shared cache namespace from the management portal. O ne of the Microsoft partner, who was leveraging Shared Cache to managing the ASP.NET Session state for their Deployed...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Cache: Feature Comparison Matrix

    Windows Azure offers three different Cache Offerings. 1. Cache Service Preview 2. In-Role Caching 3. Shared Caching Cache Service is the newest and is in Preview right now. Considering that Shared Caching is soon to be deprecated ( ref ), the real choice is between the new Cache Service Preview...
  • Blog Post: One Thing You Must Do When: Service Endpoint is showing Offline in Azure Traffic Manager

    Recently I came across multiple scenarios where the Service endpoints were showing Offline/Degraded in Traffic Manager. Those endpoints were valid, accessible and respective service was running fine, but still the end point was showing offline in Traffic Manager. In the above screenshot, the respective...
  • Blog Post: Manage TimeZone for Applications on Windows Azure

    I am writing this blog as a response to the number of issues I have seen where the PAAS VM might seem to have recycled abruptly. On a quite a number of occurrences I found that users manually doing an RDP to the VM instances and changing the machine time. Based on some blogs users are leveraging“...
  • Blog Post: Consuming Service Management API from Web/Worker Role – Method 2

    In my previous post about the same topic I mentioned there are multiple ways to enable your Web/Worker Role to consume service management API. Here is one more way where we will be leveraging the power of Azure Publish Settings file. Publish Settings File contains information about your subscription...
  • Blog Post: Consuming Service Management API from Web/Worker Role

    It is not un-common to have the need of enabling your Web Role / Worker Role to consume the Azure Service Management API. Here is a step-by-step guide on how you could do that For Service Management API to work for you, you need to satisfy following pre-conditions 1. Have a valid SSL Certificate. This...
  • Blog Post: How to install IIS Modules for your Azure Cloud Service

    Recently I was working with one of my customers where he using IIS IP Security module for a Cloud Service. When the service was deployed, he noticed that IP restriction was not working. It is supposed to block certain IPs based on the some rules defined in configuration but this was not happening. So...
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