Get started with Application Insights for FREE

Get started with Application Insights for FREE

Application Insights Gain actionable insights through application performance management and instant analytics Detect and diagnose exceptions and application performance issues Monitor Azure websites, including those hosted in containers, plus websites on-premises and with other cloud providers Seamlessly integrate with your DevOps pipeline using Visual Studio Team Services, GitHub, and our webhooks Get started from within Visual Studio, or monitor existing apps without re-deploying Start free Pricing Options Application Insights offers two pricing options, Basic and Enterprise. Basic plan: you pay based on the volume of telemetry your application sends, with a 1 GB free allowance per month. This free data allowance gives you a great way to try out Application Insights as you get started, and it also allows you to use Application Insights for free on an ongoing basis for debugging and for low-volume applications. Enterprise plan: you pay for the number of nodes that host your application, and you get a daily allowance of data per node. Additional data beyond the daily allowance is charged...
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Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 – Registration Open

Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 – Registration Open

Join Microsoft technology experts for One full day of deep dive sessions on Azure for Developers and IT Pro's delivered. Learn with like-minded peers and community experts to get started with complex topics like Media Streaming, Mobile Services, ALM, PowerShell and IoT Registration is now open - limited seat, reserve your seat today! Registration link - http://sgazurebootcamp.azurewebsites.net  ...
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Azure Function Challenge – Test your coding skills and Earn Badges!

Azure Function Challenge – Test your coding skills and Earn Badges!

Learn Serverless code architecture Test your coding skills and learn how to build solutions using Azure Functions at the same time. Earn badges for every challenge you complete and brag to your friends! You can code these challenges in the FREE Azure Functions experience or using your existing Azure subscription. Don't worry, Azure Functions has more than enough free executions for you to last the whole challenge experience! Also check out the new Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions. Use it to build and debug your function locally and then publish or zip deploy to your test function. If you already have an Azure subscription, you can also remotely debug your functions. Click here to join the challenge:  https://functionschallenge.azure.com ...
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Azure Bootcamp 2016 – Singapore

Azure Bootcamp 2016 – Singapore

Just a week away, Azure Bootcamp 2016 has been proving to be a milestone event in the history of Singapore for Microsoft technology communities. With over 423 registrations, the event is bound to see a great audience with some amazing speakers across APAC. There are few unique aspects of the event this year - all slides are going to be shared with all attendees, we have a great line up of goodies and prizes.     Key Links for your reference:   RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/mssgug/events/227791830/ Website: http://singapore.azurebootcamp.net/ Win10 Mobile/Desktop App: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/azure-bootcamp   Still not convinced why you should attend? Take a look at this short video by none other than Scott Guthrie, Mark Russinovich and Scott Hunter talking about Global Azure Bootcamp Global Azure Bootcamp Channel9 !    ...
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Modernize enterprise data centers with Azure Cloud In a Box and Azure Pack

Modernize enterprise data centers with Azure Cloud In a Box and Azure Pack

Most of the enterprises are trying to cope up with increasing scale and speed of consumer / business applications. IT teams are under constant pressure to deliver software & applications faster, on time and without fail. Nobody wants to wait 2-4 weeks to provision a server. One of the primary struggles of enterprise data centers today is to provide agility required by modern applications.   On the other hand, agility is one of the primary motivations to use public cloud providers such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google. The very reason these providers can support faster turnaround and flexibility lies in the difference in underlying architecture. Public cloud architecture are governed by 3 key principles: 1. scale horizontally 2. use shared-nothing principle 3. asynchronous communications. Monitoring is core to everything inside these clouds and applications are by default hardware fault tolerant, i.e., a software layer provides a protection against individual hardware failures.   Many enterprises have a number of on premise data centers that they...
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Microsoft Azure IaaS – Learning Resources

Microsoft Azure IaaS – Learning Resources

Microsoft Azure offers IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) at a competitive price. In simpler terms Infrastructure as a Service means you rent a server hardware and you pay based on agreed terms. These servers are called Azure Virtual Machines and they come in varying sizes. Given Azure Virtual Machines are bare-bone machines, you can deploy a Windows Server, Linux, or third-party software images to Azure. You can select OS images from a gallery or bring your own customized images. Microsoft charge for Virtual Machines by the minute.  Virtual Machine Pricing Details can be obtained from Microsoft's office size at the URL below: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines/ All virtual machines in Azure are configured with at least two disks when you create the virtual machine – one is an operating system disk and the other is a temporary local disk, sometimes called a resource disk. Temporary Local disk storage is provided with Virtual Machines and is not charged separately. The operating system disk is charged at the...
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Azure Mobile Services .NET Updates

Azure Mobile Services .NET Updates

Microsoft has announced updates to Azure Mobile Services .NET track. The details can be found at the blog post by Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (Principal Architect, Azure Mobile Services) Azure Mobile Services .NET update includes: Support for CORS using ASP.NET Web API CORS enabling first class support for specifying CORS policy at a per-service, per-controller, or per-action level. An extensible authentication model enabling you to control which authentication mechanisms are available for your mobile service clients. For example, you can add your own authentication mechanisms in addition to or in place of the default support for Azure Active Directory, Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft Account. Support for Azure Active Directory Authentication using a server-side flow simplifying client authentication significantly. If you are new to Azure Mobile Services .NET then check out this great overview and here is more information about Azure Mobile Services in general. Getting the Updates Regardless of whether you start from a Mobile Service QuickStart or from a Visual Studio Project, you can...
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Scheduled and Continuous Tasks with Microsoft Azure Web Jobs

Hosting Websites on Windows Azure is a great option and most of the websites starts with "platform as a service". You just deploy, and it's done. The VM is invisible and the site is always up. However, there's not yet been a good solution under web sites for doing schedule jobs and batch work in the background. Till now, people consider hosting websites on a VM (IAAS) when they need "cron" or "scheduled jobs". This used to be a lot of work because the VM now needs full attention from you. You need to manage it like your own server. With Azure WebJobs, Azure Web Sites support running jobs.  It enables you to run programs or scripts in your web site in one of three ways: on demand, continuously, or on a schedule. There is no additional cost to use Microsoft Azure WebJobs unless you wish to enable the Always On feature. Take a look at step by step tutorial to enable WebJobs for your azure...
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