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What is an Azure portal?
Ashok Nalam

Azure Portal is a web application that provides an interface to manage your Azure resources. You can build, manage and monitor from simple to complex cloud deployments.  Azure Portal has a presence across all Microsoft data centers and provides high availability and resilience in nature.  Also, Azure Portal supports most well-known browsers and there is a mobile App for IOS and Android. 

Let’s see few features
Create 200+ Azure resources from marketplace
Manage your subscriptions, costs and billing
Create dashboards to see focused view of your resources
In-built cloud shell to create or manage your azure service from browser
Monitor your services and workloads
Azure Active Directory – mange your user, groups and apps
Create support requests to reach out to Microsoft 
Have your own portal settings like appearance, themes , language choice and configure notifications 

By: Ashok Nalam | 17 Mar 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 174 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure  azure portal 
Azure Loading Testing supports Jmeter 5.5
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 17 Mar 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 126 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure load testing  Jmeter  Testing 
What tiers does Azure API Management offer?
Ashok Nalam
Azure API management comes in 2 different sets of tiers. 
  1. First one is consumption tier which is built per number of API executions and it is easier to start with even if your application is just picking the API traffic because Microsoft offers one million API executions for free every month. It does not incur any fixed costs. 
  2. The other set of tires are the so-called dedicated tiers( called Developer, Basic, Standard, and Premium) where you are billed on an hourly basis, a fixed price and the offer more features than consumption tiers.
Note – You might incur additional charges for API management when using virtual networks, availability zone, and multi-region writes. 

Azure API management is an azure service so your provisions in the azure cloud and route all the API calls through the azure cloud but Microsoft also offers self-hosted components like API gateway or the developer portal that you can host in other clouds like AWS, GCP or on-premises. 


By: Ashok Nalam | 17 Mar 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 193 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure  Azure API Management 
Azure database for MySQL connector available for Logic Apps and Power Apps
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 16 Mar 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 314 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure database for MySQL  azure logic apps  Power Platform 
How to rename the Azure App Service Web App URL
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 15 Mar 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 181 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure  azure app service  azure functions  rename 
What are the different hosting plans for Azure functions
Ashok Nalam
While creating Azure Functions, we must choose a hosting plan for the App. There are 3 basic plans named App Service Plan(dedicated), Consumption, and Premium plans and all these plans are available in Windows and Linux VM’s.

Let's look at what plan provides which features and based on these features and your needs you can select the right plan. 

ScalingAutomatically based on incoming requestsAutomatically with pre-warmed instances so that no delaysPredictive scaling or Manual
Scale Out Max# instancesWindows - 200
Linux - 100

Windows - 100
Linux - 20-100
Cold startWith Idle scenario, scale goes to 0 and we have latency to scaleWith Pre-warming feature there is no latencyNA - function app runs continuously 
Default PlanYes NoNo
VNET connectivityNoYes Yes
App timeout(Min)5 mins30 mins30 mins
App time out(Max)10 minsunlimitedunlimited
BillingPay only for the time when App runsPay as per runs plus pre warmsPay as per App Service Plan
When to consider
  • Scale automatically
  • Pay only when you run

  • App requires continuous run
  • You need more CPU, memory and high GB seconds than consumption plan
  • More execution time than consumption plan
  • VNET connectivity
  • Want to re-use existing App Service Plan
  • Predictive scaling and cost requirements

Other than these 3 basic plans, we have App Service Environment(ASE) and Kubernetes isolation plans, do refer Microsoft documentation. 
By: Ashok Nalam | 08 Mar 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 171 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure  azure functions  difference 
As developer, why to consider .NET for Azure functions
Ashok Nalam

As a Serverless solution, Azure Functions provides ready to code environment to developers with Visual studio and Visual Studio Code IDE's. With this, developers are able to focus on piece of code that is important to them. When you get started with .NET Programming for Azure functions, you do not need to setup server or maintain infrastructure by yourself, you get control over the App start up, configuration process  and many of other features out of the box.

As a .NET developer with no change in habits, you can leave current .NET  behaviors like dependency injection and incorporate middleware into your Function App. On top of that Azure Function app make your code available in the cloud with CI/CD with Azure DevOps and Github Actions. You can run your code with highly scalable on demand computer resources and easily integration with other azure services such as Azure storage, Eventgrid, CosmosDB and many more Azure Services.

By: Ashok Nalam | 06 Mar 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 130 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure  azure functions 
What are the differences between Azure functions and Azure logic apps
Ashok Nalam
Azure function and Azure logic apps both are serverless workloads. Let's look at a few differences below.

Azure FunctionsAzure logic Apps
Execute event-driven serverless code functions with an end-to-end development experienceAutomate the access and use of data across clouds
serverless compute servicesServerless workflows
Code first approached - imperativeDesign first - declarative
Uses App Insights for monitoringUses Azure Monitor logs and Azure Portal
Managed with Rest API and Visual studioManaged with Azure Portal, Rest API, Visual studio and PowerShell
Execute locally or in cloudRun any where
Lot of binding types and extend your own bindingsLot of connectors or build your own
We can call Azure logic apps from FunctionsWe can call Functions from logic app
Write code for each activity to executeIn built read made actions(app connectors) available to integrate from the collection 

Based on above comparisons and your requirement factors you can choose any of the service. 
By: Ashok Nalam | 06 Mar 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 179 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure functions  azure logic apps  difference 
What are the common usages of Azure functions?
Ashok Nalam

Azure Functions are great solution to build scalable systems and below are a few usage scenarios
  1. To send emails or notifications
  2. Processing the file data - When the blob is added or updated you can run Azure functions
  3. Integration with the different systems
  4. Run batch processes on schedule time - Using Timer Trigger you can schedule jobs
  5. Database backups and cleanups - To administer your DB activities
  6. IoT data processing - using Azure Event Hub biding you can collect data from IOT devices
  7. Build APIs and microservices - Using the HTTP trigger endpoint you can build APIs
There are many more ways, based on your need you can evaluate other features of Azure functions and implement. 
By: Ashok Nalam | 21 Feb 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 177 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure functions 
What is Azure Functions
Ashok Nalam
Azure functions is a logical unit of code that lets you execute your code in a server less environment without worrying about application infrastructure. It provides updated infrastructure and your application runs at a scale automatically whenever there is a load.

You can develop your function code using C#, Java, JavaScript, Powershell, and Python languages of your choice. Package managers like Nuget and NPM are supported so you can use popular libraries in your application logic.

Azure functions are surrounded by triggers and bindings. A function is triggered by a specific type of event. 

Once the functions are developed and deployed to azure, then you can pay per use pricing model. The plans will be App Service Plan, Consumption Plan, and Premium plans.
By: Ashok Nalam | 27 Jan 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 177 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure functions 
How to keep your Azure subscription clean with tags
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 26 Jan 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 252 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure  azure portal 
How to install Azure CLI on Windows
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 25 Jan 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 211 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure cli 
How to productize and monetize your APIs with Azure API Management
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 18 Jan 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 272 | Comments: 0 | Tags:API  Azure API Management 
Who should be using Azure functions?
Ashok Nalam

  • Azure functions provide ready-to-code environments and easy-to-code programming models as a Serverless solution.
  • It helps developers to focus on coding and delivering key value to your organization without the need to set up servers and maintain infrastructure by themselves. 
  • If you are a .NET developer, you want to get started on .NET programming while taking advantage of cloud-based highly scalable, on-demand resources needed to run your applications, Azure functions are a way to go. 
  • Azure functions focus on event-driven scenarios, and it simplified the integration with many Azure services like Event Grid, and cosmos DB and with a broader range of events and bindings which allows one to connect other azure services with ease declaration. 
  • Supports the latest version of. NET. Always azure functions team works with the latest .NET features from the preview mode. 
Start building apps with Azure functions.
By: Ashok Nalam | 17 Jan 2023 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 198 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure functions 
How do I create an Azure DevOps Organization?
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 29 Nov 2022 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 436 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure devops 
How do I create a project on Azure DevOps?
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 15 Aug 2022 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 696 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure artifacts  azure boards  azure devops  azure pipelines  azure repos  azure test plans 
Rename your Azure DevOps organization name and URL
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 13 Aug 2022 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 546 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure devops 
How to find an organization owner in Azure DevOps
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 09 Aug 2022 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 541 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure devops 
How do I change the Time zone on Azure DevOps Organization?
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 07 Aug 2022 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 451 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure devops 
How to delete project in Azure DevOps?
Ashok Nalam
By: Ashok Nalam | 05 Aug 2022 | Microsoft Azure | Views: 586 | Comments: 0 | Tags:azure devops