Tag Archives: Azure

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 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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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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Application Insights not working in .NET Core Console Application – Remember to flush the TelemetryClient

My .NET Core console application did not write to my Application Insights instance. Well, it did, but only sometimes. Writing to Application Insights is done asynchronously, usually every 30 seconds or 500 items. This means that you need to give … Continue reading

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Azure App Configuration – Getting the connection string from appsettings.json

Azure App Configuration is a services that provides a central place to manage application settings, and it provides cool features like feature flags and auto refresh of settings when they are changed. To access Azure App Configuration from your .NET … Continue reading

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Sitecore and Application Insights – How to remove 90% of all log lines without sacrificing traceability

In this article I will explain how you can remove up to 90% of all log lines from the Application Insights log, but still keep every log line in the file log. All of this without loosing any important information. … Continue reading

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Azure Functions CRON expressions

When creating Microsoft Azure Functions, you can have a timer that triggers your function. The time for when the function should run is specified in a CRON expression: The CRON format is widely used in UNIX environments, so therefore a … Continue reading

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Read from Azure Queue with Azure WebJobs 3.0 and .NET Core

From WebJobs 2.0 to WebJobs 3.0 Microsoft have completely rewritten the way Azure WebJobs is used. The reasons are probably noble, but they require you to redo your work when upgrading. So I made this template that allows me to … Continue reading

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