"Publishing Failed" for an Azure Function

Fixing the error “Web Deploy cannot modify the file on the Destination because it is locked by an external process.”

Reading Time: 4 minutes. This post describes how to fix the error, where when publishing Azure Functions or Azure App Services you get an error like this: “Web Deploy cannot modify the file on the Destination because it is locked by an external process.” This is luckily another straightforward fix!  Problem Azure Function Publish fails with a message: “Web Deploy cannot modify the file on the Destination because it is locked by an external process.” It is, indeed, caused by some of your files at the target of your publishing being […]

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How to fix AADSTS50011: Reply address did not match because of case sensitivity.

Reading Time: 3 minutes. So, you got an error with a code AADSTS50011? It’s just Azure AD’s authentication acting up because of invalid reply address! here’s a bunch of different reasons that lead to this error. This post describes the variant where the URL’s case sensitivity differns from what’s configured. For me, the most typical scenario where I run into this error is accessing the app from SharePoint. Problem So, you’re getting an error somewhat like this: AADSTS50011: The reply address <…> does not match the reply addresses configured […]

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How to fix an Azure Function (v2) failing with error “The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”

Reading Time: 4 minutes. This post describes one way to resolve a problem, where you receive an error like “The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.” when calling your Azure Functions. Update: The issue described in this post has now been fixed, so if you’re using the GA version of Azure Functions CLI, this post shouldn’t interest you anymore! Problem Another day, another simple, yet kind of weird issue to solve! This time I was developing a simple Azure Function […]

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Fixing an unhandled exception about StructureMap configuration failing (messed up assembly bindings)

Reading Time: 4 minutes. So, you’re running a console program, but while you try running it, you get an error like this: “StructureMap.Exceptions.StructureMapConfigurationException”, with a message like this: “Unable to find the exported Type’s in assembly” (the typo done by Microsoft, not me). There’s a number of reasons for this error, but for a fair share of the time that’s just your assembly bindings being messed up. Luckily, that’s another easy fix!  Posts Related to “Fixing an unhandled exception about StructureMap configuration failing (messed up assembly bindings)”:Getting Connect-MsolService (and […]

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Solving Azure Web Application’s first load perfomance issues

Reading Time: 2 minutes. Is your Azure Web Application suffering from absolutely horrible load times every time someone accesses it for the first time every 15 minutes or so? Mine was. It was pitiful. I was developing a web-based service using EF6 and ASP.NET MVC 5, where all the assets were hosted in the Azure. Even though the app was reasonably lightweight and usually responded very fast, the first time someone accessed it in a while it took 20-60 seconds to load AND sometimes even timed out (especially with […]