Application Insights Analytics

Application Insights Analytics For the last couple of months I’ve been using Application Insights to monitor, detect and diagnose performance issues in our applications. Last week I noticed that the Analytics button on the Application Insightsblade was working: Once you click it, your browser will open the Application Insights Analytics page …

EasyAzureServiceBus: easy Service Bus 1.1 for Windows Server

EasyAzureServiceBus: easy Service Bus 1.1 for Windows Server A couple of years ago I started to work with one of my clients to implement an on-premises Service Bussolution. While investigating the options I discovered a nice library, EasyNetQ: an easy .NET API for RabbitMQ, which inspired me to create a very similar project to simplify the use of pub/submessaging with Service …

Get Ready: Exam 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Get Ready: Exam 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions I recently passed the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutionsexam, and I want to share with you tips about the exam and the resources I used to study: Should you take the exam? If you are a Solutions or Software Architect looking to validate your Microsoft Azure skills then this exam is for you. Also note that …

Prepare your App for Windows Azure! Create a custom Configuration Manager!

When you deploy an application to Windowes Azure, your application configuration cannot be changed cause it becomes part of the distributed package. So what can you do if you want to set some dynamic settings (i.e Connection String settings)? First of all you must use the ServiceDefinition.csdef file and add the …

SQL Azure Requires Clustered Indexes in all tables

Recently we performed some test against SQL Azure. We found that our system was throwing an exception cause SQL Azure requires a clustered index in each table (Wanna know why? ). So how can you find out what tables are causing the issue? The answer is simple, run the following query and you’ll have the list of …