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Add config sections and values in Azure Function Configuration

Most developers are familiar with defining configuration sections in appsettings.json or a json file, and then read it through IConfiguration. However, Azure Functions uses environment variables. Though there are ways you can use a json file in azure functions, it will hamper the flexibility of configuring azure functions. Environment variables are stored as a key-value […]

Deploy & Access Certificates to Service Fabric Node from Azure Key Vault

If you are writing a secure code, there will be more than one instance where you need certificates to achieve encryption and decryption. Always depend on Azure Key Vault to read certificates and keys. However, there are many instances where you need the certificates to be installed in the node itself. This article is to […]

Benchmarking Index Fragmentation With Popular Sequential GUID Algorithms

In a multi-tenant data insert scenario, GUID is a great data type for primary key. Since it is unique globally, you will not need to rely on any range or custom logic. However, if you extend these columns as index, you will end up with frequent index fragmentation and hence bad performance. In this post, […]

Refer azure runbook activity output in PowerShell expression

When you are creating a runbook with multiple activities, often you will encounter the need of referring an activity output in another activity. Thankfully, all the activities in the runbook can refer another activity in the parameter pane. However, when you have a piece of powershell script which needs to use the same, you don’t […]

DIY Home Security Using Kinect, Azure, Windows Phone and Windows 8

Most the people who were in the TechEd 2012 India would have witnessed the cool demo by me and Abhijit Jana made on the opening Keynotes of the event. And now we would like to share how this solution was developed so that you can also build your own.   Background Before we could pitch […]

TechEd India 2012 – Integrating Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Windows 8 Metro and Kinect

I am very happy and excited to announce that this TechEd I will be presenting along with my friend Abhijit Jana. We will be presenting a session which will showcase the integration of Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Windows 8 Metro and Kinect. For the presentation we have developed a proto solution for Home Security. Well […]

Developer Conference 2011 Hyderabad Contest

Thanks for great response and feedback on our session “Knotting Kinect, Windows Azure and Windows Phone”. As we promised over the session, we are extremely thrilled to announce the contest for all the participants of Developer Conference 2011. We are looking for a good creative application which spawns across the Windows Azure and Windows Phone […]

Knotting Kinect, Windows Azure and Windows Phone Presentation

It was an immense pleasure to have a good time and presentation on the developer conference this time. I am personally exited and very much boosted on the greater enthusiasm you all have shown towards the technology. Me an Abhijit are already working on the contest rules and we will be posting the details by […]

There was an error attaching the debugger to the IIS worker process for url xxx for role instance in Windows Azure

There was an error attaching the debugger to the IIS worker process for url xxx for role instance deployment(xxx).ProjectName.Web_IN_0. Unable to start debugging on the web server. The web server did not respond in a timely manner. This may be because another debugger is already attached to the web server.     This error can haunt you […]

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