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Getting the instance id of a running Azure Function with ExecutionContext.InvocationId

Recently I had a discussion about Azure Functions, the pros and cons, and running multiple instances of batch processing simultaneously.

One of the immediate questions that came up in that discussion was; In the built-in logs you see in the streaming log service or in the log console, how do

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0 Comments 01 December 2016
Reuse your C# Script (csx) code in multiple Azure Functions

Azure Functions hit GA (General Availability) recently. A big milestone for the Azure Functions team, and I'm happy to see that it's finally out of Preview.

Lately I've been working a lot with various parts of Azure to find the best fit for various busines cases. Functions has been one

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0 Comments 01 December 2016
Azure Storage REST API: Authenticate with C#

In one of my projects where I've been refactoring a traditional .NET project into a .NET Core project, I used the Azure Storage nugets. As of this posting, the current version of the NuGet supports .NET Core which is awesome - but the dependencies doesn't.

Why is this a problem?

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0 Comments 01 November 2016
Microsoft Ignite 2016 - Summary of key announcements for Office 365, SharePoint and Azure from Day 1

In the flood of announcements from Ignite 2016 today, I noted down my favorites about Office 365, Azure and SharePoint. Enjoy.

SharePoint Server Announcements

I only found one interesting SharePoint Server announcement today, and that was the announcement about Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016.

The Feature Pack contains

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0 Comments 27 September 2016
Azure Resource Manager Template Visualisation with ARMVIZ

Here's another quick tip for those of you, like me, working with the Azure Resource Manager in various ways. If you're designing templates, there's a pretty slick template visualization tool available called ARMVIZ.

Edit and Visualize your ARM templates

It's pretty basic and simplistic. It gives you an overview of

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0 Comments 28 August 2016
Azure Resource Manager - Part 8 - Export Template for Resources in a Resource Group with the REST API


This blog post will be about how to in the easiest way possible (well, as a developer anyway) export a JSON template from the Azure Resource Manager.

If you're using the ARM (Azure Resource Manager) just like me and you aare automating a lot of tasks and deployments -

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0 Comments 13 May 2016
Azure Resource Manager - Part 7 - Download an Azure Publishing Profile (xml) programmatically using REST


Around the web there's a lot of tips on how you can manually download the publishing profile for e.g. a Web Site, API App or other resource in Azure.

From the modern Azure Portal this is very simple from the UI:

Download Publishing Profile for Web App

However, one of the main things I've

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0 Comments 12 May 2016
Azure Resource Manager - Part 6 - Move Azure Resources from one Resource Group to another

In the past recent months I've been turning inside out on various parts of Azure, including the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and what it offers.

If you're looking for the basics of getting started, please check out the other posts in this article series. Start here.


I love how

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0 Comments 11 May 2016
Developing with Azure Resource Manager - Part 5 - Tip: Get all available api-version alternatives for the ARM endpoints


I've worked with the Azure Resource Manager API's extensively over the last 6 months. While doing so I've realized that the API versions changes and there's new functionality available. In order to know what versions are out there (and to be sure that's the full truth, given the documentation

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0 Comments 11 April 2016


One of the tools I've used a LOT recently is the Azure Resource Explorer. This is a site which gives you a pretty thorough insight into what the Azure Resource Manager REST API endpoints looks like, and you can try them out live.

A word of caution: This tool

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0 Comments 02 April 2016

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