Front Door

Front Door incomplete first request

Yesterday I was working with one of our customers to fix an issue with an ASP.NET application throwing an error. That application threw the error on the first request coming in through Azure Front Door. When we sent a request to the original (back end) URL, the application worked fine and never threw the exception. …

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Managed Identity – Part III

This post is part of a series on Managed Identity. For an introduction, see Managed Identity – Part I. For a post that shows you how to connect your application to different types of Azure resources using Managed Identity see Managed Identity – Part II. Stay tuned for future posts. Introduction Elaborating on Part I and Part …

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Our view while doing our session at Techorama 2019

Techorama 2019

Next week my colleague Daniël te Winkel and I will do a session at Techorama 2019 titled Getting sh*t done with Azure Functions (on AKS!). Or GSDwAF for short 🤓 We will talk about running Azure Functions in a Kubernetes deployment using Managed Identities and implementing Dependency Injection. And, even better, we’ll show you how! …

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Oscar and I do SCYWAWA

Video content 📹

Some time ago Oscar van Tol and I started creating video content for the community. We call them #Betatalks and create them because of two very important reasons: We believe in sharing knowledge It’s. So. Much. Fun. 🤣 We talk about a lot of developer stuff: from “Microsoft Build 2019 Highlights” in episode 1 to …

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Managed Identity – Part II

This post is part of a series on Managed Identity. For an introduction, see Managed Identity – Part I. Stay tuned for future posts. Introduction Elaborating on Part I, this blog post will show you how to connect your application to different types of Azure resources using Managed Identity. To use the Managed Identity to …

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Managed Identity – Part I

This post is part of a series on Managed Identity. Stay tuned for future posts. Introduction Connecting your application to a resource like Storage or a SQL database used to involve a connection string. This isn’t very secure. These settings are available through the Azure Portal. So they might get compromised.With the introduction of Azure …

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HowTo: Call an API with cookie authentication from a Logic App

Calling an API from a Logic App is pretty straightforward. You open up the Logic App Designer and add an HTTP Action. Specify the method to use and the URI you want to call and you’re good to go! When the API you want to call uses Cookie Authentication, this seems pretty straightforward too. After …

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Microsoft Azure MVP

I am humbled and very proud to be awarded a Microsoft Azure MVP award today. A big “thank you” to all who helped me get here. ?? A special thank you to my employer Betabit who supports me putting lots of effort into the community and helps organize or sponsor events.It’s strange but very cool …

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Dynamic output bindings in Azure Functions

Dynamic output bindings in Azure Functions

Last week one of my colleagues had a question: Is there a performance penalty when you add multiple Azure Blob storage bindings in an Azure Function? Or is the connection only established when you access one of those blobs? Answering this grew into a way to have Dynamic output bindings in Azure Functions. This post …

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Visual Studio 2019 launch

Dutch VS2019 launch event

We’re hosting a VS2019 Launch Event at the Betabit The Hague office. Join us for some Visual Studio 2019 goodness! And maybe even some swag… ? Join us on April 2 for the launch of Visual Studio 2019. Learn about how Visual Studio 2019 is more productive, modern, and innovative, participate in live Q&As, and …

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Using Triggers & Bindings in Azure Functions V2

To start things off: yes. There’s some pretty decent documentation on all the available Triggers & Bindings in Azure Functions. Like this overview page. And you can also find documentation on specific bindings, like the Service Bus Binding. Nevertheless, I wanted to add to that documentation with some simple, real-world examples using triggers & bindings. …

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NPM publish to Azure Artifacts fails

The issue While trying to publish an NPM package to our artifacts registry in Azure DevOps, we got an error: npm failed with return code: 4294963248 The exit code for the task was -4048. Strange thing is that we have our build agents running on-prem, but running this task locally on our dev machines worked …

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Azure Thursdays

Azure Thursdays december 2018

This Thursday December 6th I’ll be speaking at Azure Thursday – December 2018. The last of the regular Azure Thursdays this year. This is a group for all developers, consultants, architects and IT professionals who want to dive into for them unknown topics related to Azure. Azure Thursday are happening every first Thursday of the …

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Getting started with the teXXmo® IoT Button

A few weeks ago I ordered some teXXmo® IoT Buttons to play around with. I wanted to jump right in, but I had to look some stuff up to be able to get it up and running, connecting to the right WiFi and IoT Hub. Here’s a short recap of how to get started with …

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Oscar and I do SCYWAWA

Supercharge your web app with Azure

Here’s a quicky: Oscar van Tol and I are joining forces again on Thursday June 21st. This time we’re telling you everything there is to know on leveraging the power of different Azure services to supercharge your web application. And the session is appropriately titled Supercharge your web application with Azure ?. Or SCYWAWA for …

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