This tag contains all of my blog posts that directly concern Microsoft Azure.
But what is Microsoft Azure? Microsoft themselves describe it like this:
Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks. (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/overview/what-is-azure)
Marketing talk aside, Azure offers developers a way to get going fast, and concentrate on the functionality and added value instead of worrying about the infrastructure. Well, worrying about most of it anyway.
For IT Pros, it offers a new can of worms, a huge set of tools to squash those worms, and opportunities to offer a lot of value to their organizations.
For business people, Azure offers big potential savings. And the blockchain. And machine learning. And IoT, of course. It’s the hybrid cloud solution for your modern, blockchain-backed, machine learning -powered workloads running on the intelligent edge.
Does that sound good to you? No? Well, scratch the last paragraph – it’s true, but not as bad as it sounds!
This article explains how to “reactivate” all of your accounts stored in your az account by refreshing your sessions. You might need this if you suddenly run into a script that needs to iterate all of your subscriptions without you being there to sign in to each one of them. Having a recently active session for each will help, and you can run your massive script unattended overnight or something…Continue reading How to refresh all Az CLI subscriptions?
This article describes a solution to an age-old question of mine: how can I add an Azure Active Directory object – like a security group – to multiple resource groups at once? I’ve had to do this multiple times, and manual work takes quite a while. And who likes multiple manual steps? To be fair, this article could also be called something like: “Using Azure CLI to spend a lot…Continue reading How to add an user or group to multiple Azure resources at once?
This article explains a quick and dirty fix when you get an error somewhat like “ApiNotFound” when you’re deploying an Azure Logic App from a template. This seems to be a very typical hurdle to run into when you’re trying to deploy a PowerAutomate Flow you’ve exported. I guess despite being built on the same platform, Flow developers took some liberties and the migration is not quite as painless as…Continue reading How to fix a Logic App deployment that failed with the error “ApiNotFound”?
This article explains one possible fix to “LinkedAuthorizationFailed” when you’re deploying a Logic App from an Azure Automation template. Maybe it’ll apply to other cases, too – but in my case, it helped me fix a broken template I had exported from Power Automate and was bringing into Logic Apps. Problem So, another fun issue to solve! The actual error you run into might be something along these lines: The…Continue reading How to fix “LinkedAuthorizationFailed” when deploying an Azure Logic App?
Sometimes, you need to change the hosting model (or tier) for your resources on Azure. Maybe you’ve outgrown whatever you’ve originally selected, maybe you’ve got too much cash on your hands, or maybe you’re like me, and you get absolutely and completely fed up with the cold starts for your Azure Function apps on the Consumption plan and want to use the Premium Elastic plan instead. For these situations, you…Continue reading How to change Azure Functions from Consumption to Premium Elastic plan?
Ah, one more on the related topics of different configurations for your Azure Function apps. In this article, I will describe how you can configure the Entity Framework Core database context to be injected into your Azure Functions App. In my experience, this is a very typical and often-needed model to structure your Azure Functions. Therefore, while tooling and templates aren’t quite there, it’s worthwhile to document how to do…Continue reading How to inject EF Core DbContext in an Azure Function
This article explains one easy way for you to improve the performance and uptime of your Azure App Service. I’ll explain a simple but kind-of-hidden and surprisingly badly documented feature – Azure App Service Local Cache, that is – which might make a huge difference. It sure did for me! Since it’s such a no-brainen, I’m kind of half expecting everyone else to already having known about this, but since…Continue reading Enabling local cache for an Azure App Service
This article describes a curious fix I found to an issue where Application Insights (seemingly) crashes your Azure App Service, leaving behind interesting, yet non-descriptive errors in the Application Event Logs. The actual symptoms might be your Azure app service just timing out with no errors being surfaced on the front-end. Frustrating. Problem Does your Azure App Service’s event log look like this? Full of “Production Breakpoints” with weird errors…Continue reading How to fix weird “Production Breakpoints” errors in an Azure App Service?