Category Archives: Microsoft Azure

Read and Update Azure App Configuration settings with C#

Azure App Configuration is a nifty way of storing configuration settings in the cloud, and with the live reload feature you can change the config settings and they will automatically update in your app without a need for redeploy. But … Continue reading

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Writing to Azure EventHub using EventHubBufferedProducerClient

The Azure Event Hub is a big data queue system capable of handling millions of events per second and packs nifty tricks in both the read and write end. I have written plenty of articles on how to read and … Continue reading

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Create a custom Azure Dashboard Tile Using an Azure Function and Markdown Format

The tiles on an Azure Dashboard will only display data from Azure itself. So if you have data from the outside, like a database, you need to make a few workarounds. Now, you cannot make your custom tile as pretty … Continue reading

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Read and Write blob file from Microsoft Azure Storage with .NET Core

The documentation on the Azure Storage Blobs are a little fuzzy, as the NuGet packages and the approach have changed over time. The latest NuGet Package is now called: Azure.Storage.Blobs The concept of blob storages are the same though: You … Continue reading

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Azure.Storage.Queues QueueMessage Deserialize JSON with .NET Core

The documentation around .NET QueueMessage is a little fuzzy so depending on the version of your NuGet libraries might differ in properties. This article uses the Azure.Storage.Queues, Version=12.7.0.0. If you, like me, have systems writing JSON messages to the queue, … Continue reading

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Azure Cognitive Search from .NET Core and C#

The Azure Cognitive Search engine is the search of choice in the Microsoft Azure. The search engine can be used in a myriad of ways and there are so many options that it can be difficult to find a starting … Continue reading

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Filtering Application Insights telemetry using a ITelemetryProcessor

Application Insights is a wonderful tool. Especially when you have a microservice or multi-application environment and you need one place for all the logs and metrics. But it’s not free, and the costs can run wild if you are not … Continue reading

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Sending JSON with .NET Core QueueClient.SendMessageAsync

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Using full Lucene Query Syntax in Azure Search

The Azure Cognitive Search is the search engine in Microsoft Azure. You can search using a simple queries (default) which is good at doing full text searches, or you can use full syntax which is a Lucene query syntax. The … Continue reading

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C# Azure TelemetryClient will leak memory if not implemented as a singleton

I noticed that my classic .net web application would leak memory after I implemented metrics for some background tasks. Further investigation showed that my MetricAggregationManager would not release its memory. Since one of the major changes was the implementation of … Continue reading

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