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Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio Team Services

In a series of posts by the Azure Development Community, some of the features available in Azure and Visual Studio Team Services are explored. VSTS Build is an excellent mechanism for enabling automation for a development team. It allow for … Continue reading

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Azure Service Bus Queue – Sessions

In scenarios where there are multiple Azure Service Bus clients and you want to route particular messages to particular consumers, sessions are an ideal feature of the Azure Service Bus Queue. This post builds upon the sample project available on … Continue reading

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Publish-AzureServiceProject: Failed to generate package

Recently when creating a new service project in Azure I ran into this disturbing error when publishing from powershell: Publish-AzureServiceProject : Failed to generate package. Error: Microsoft(R) Azure(TM) Packaging Tool version for Microsoft(R) .NET Framework 4.0Copyright ¸ Microsoft Corporation. … Continue reading

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Azure Deployment Failure

If you receive a deployment failure specifying the certificate was not found, here are some steps to hopefully resolve this. I stumbled upon this issue for several reasons but all relate to an unfamiliarity with the tools.  My situation has … Continue reading

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Managing Multiple Azure Environments with Visual Studio Online Builds

Carrying on from the Multiple Azure Cloud Environments post, I now want to manage the progression of my solution through the development, staging, and production environment.  Staging in the context indicates an environment and not the staging deployment of a … Continue reading

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Redeploy Previous Visual Studio Online Build

One feature to highlight with controlling your Azure deployments from a build server is the ability to track the current deployment and the ability to perform a redeploy of a build. this feature only works well when the entire deployment … Continue reading

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Multiple Azure Cloud Environments

Most real world Azure deployments will require more than one environment.  A typical topology is represented below: There are many resources available that describe this concept so it will not be re-explained here.  Instead this post will present how to … Continue reading

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EF Database Migrations–No Connection String

Sometimes things don’t work the way you would expect them to or how they worked in the past.  Entity Framework is one of those things that frustrates me when it goes wrong… I had created a simple database migration in … Continue reading

Posted in C#, Entity Framework | Leave a comment–sorting on date column plug-in for jQuery is a powerful javascript library for managing HTML tables. The following is a note on how to solve a common issue: sorting on the value of a column when the displayed value is different.  An example … Continue reading

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npm install fails with CERT_UNTRUSTED

I have not investigated why but during the install of the azure node.js package, I received a CERT_UNTRUSTED error as indicated below: PS C:\> npm install azure npm http GET npm http GET npm http GET npm … Continue reading

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