Centralized Comprehensive View of all VM Endpoints in a Cloud Service

July 29, 2014

This week I was asked if there is a way in the Azure management portal to view all the VM endpoints that belong to a specific cloud service. First of all, in case you’re not familiar with the Azure terminology: - VM Endpoint. The public ports (accessible through the Internet) of an Azure VM are known as endpoints. Each endpoint has a public port and a private port (the real port the VM is listening to). - Cloud Service. When talking about VMs, the cloud service is the mechanism Azure uses to group several VMs under a single DNS...
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Azure Redis Cache with Multiple Web Applications

July 8, 2014

As you probably know, Microsoft released a preview of the Azure Redis a couple of months ago (if not, read here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn690523.aspx). Along with it, Microsoft released a walkthrough of how to use Azure Redis as a session state provider for ASP.NET web applications: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/05/12/announcing-asp-net-session-state-provider-for-redis-preview-release.aspx Most of you probably tried it and found it to be working. However, that blog post does not explain what you should do if you have multiple web applications and you want to use the same Azure Redis cache for all of them. So first, yes, it’s possible. You have two options to use...
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