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Which is the correct way to configure Azure CDN for public web sites with particular attention to SEO

something is not clear using Azure CDN. I explain step by step what I have done since my website has been created. Call my website www.mypublicwebsite.com. So: I created a web app on Azure. The ...
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How do you do you implement roles on your API's using Azure AD Security groups?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to accomplish using Azure Active Directory Security groups to manage role assignments for an API. I'm trying to evaluate a few different options as well as poll ...
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Azure Durable Function Chaining Best Practises?

I am currently building a pipeline in Azure Durable Functions. My issue is that Activity functions must be within the same Function project. Due to the amount of code / logic which will be included in ...
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Routing Kubernetes to Different Versions of an API

At a previous job, we had a lot of excessive issues with versioning of our APIs, to the point where we had whole server farms for our services that were running specific versions for specific ...
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How to choose between single request and multiple range requests

When downloading data over HTTP, one often stands before the decision whether to "paginate" or not, i.e. whether to send a request for the whole data, or a series of range requests. How to ...
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Service bus and strict message order - how can I handle failed messages?

I am considering using Azure Service Bus, however my question applies to queues in general. I have a requirement to send messages in a certain order. Say that the publisher sends a message to the ...
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Product subscription checks in a Microservice API's

We're in the middle of architecture a SaaS web app which will operate on a subscription basis. Each user is associated with a merchant by means of a claim on their identity and the subscription exists ...
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Caching or in-memory table in Azure for performance

I am building an Angular web application that retrieves part of its data from a Azure SQL Database table via APIs developed in Azure Functions (with Azure API Management at the API Gateway). The data ...
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Autoscaling containers on Azure

I have a web application that depends upon a set of R analytics. These R analytics read data from a database and perform machine learning, so have high CPU use. The R analytics are accessed through ...
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Storing, indexing and searching data using Azure with frequently updated fields. Multiple Sources

We have a multi-vendor marketplace (e-Commerce) system and plan to move our data structures into a polyglot architecture to improve the performance of reads (critical) and writes (not as critical). ...
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If my development machine is slow and has low end specifications, why can't I just rent a VM on Azure? [closed]

I need 16GB RAM on my development machine to do some Android programming but I can't really afford to buy a new one. So, what's there to stop me from just creating a VM on Azure, use it for just a few ...
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Using Azure AD MSAL as only authentication solution for SPA

I have an Angular SPA and I spun up my own basic form-based authentication using a .net core web API and SQL server to store user accounts / hashed and salted credentials. This is obviously not an ...
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Azure web service api usage per user insights

We have a API (written in .NET Core 3.1), published to Azure Web Services. This API talks to a database for authentication. After a succesfull authentication, the API connects to other databases, ...
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Storage and partitioning in Cosmos DB

I'm working on designing a system for reporting/storing information on hardware devices (IoT-like), and trying to figure out how that would best be structured in Azure's Cosmos DB. Every device will ...
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Logic App next number

I have a need to generate a next number for each file type my Logic Apps is generating. My Logic App is doing some translations between an WMS and a customer's ERP. The issue is the customer is ...
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Why should I use containers instead of deploying build artifacts directly to Azure App Services or AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

Recently, I have been told by others to look into containerization of my stateless web applications (in this case .NET Core 2.x and 3.1). All of my dependencies are retrieved from public and private ...
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How to store a limited set of custom properties without using an EAV Schema

I'm designing a solution in .Net which will be hosted on Azure. I have a system which will allow users to specify custom characteristics for their objects which they will track over time. I am certain ...
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What's more expensive on my server-side processing?

So I want to be processing my security protocols server-side, mainly token checks and then role authorisations for certain actions. I'm using c# .net core connecting to an MS SQL database and ...
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Sensitive data and cloud storage

I've been reading about machine learning models deployment and pipelines and so far most of the sources suggest that the data should be ingested from some sort of cloud based storage or source, be it ...
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Kafka Consumer in Azure

I'm working on a Kafka consumer in C# (using the Confluent C# lib).. and practically all of the documentation/examples online leverage console apps to do the consuming. So, this is fine for logic ...
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Azure Key Vault vs Automation Account Variables for password storage

In Microsoft Azure one can store secret values like passwords in Azure Key Vault, but also as encrypted variables in Azure Automation (these ones are stored in an Azure-managed Key Vault behind the ...
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Manipulating a large dataset before inserting in Azure Search

I have an Azure SQL database with 20 million + records that i need to manipulate (including joining other tables, etc) before inserting into Azure Search. The procedure needs to be reproducible in ...
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Setup tests that use the Azure storage emulator in Azure DevOps

I have a project with the code hosted in Azure DevOps and I'd like to start using the Pipelines feature to handle the builds. My first problem is that I have a set of tests that use Azure storage ...
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Image upload workflow azure

I'm working on a new project. It is a smartphone application made with react-native. In the app, you can create "cards" which are having a title, a description and a photo, taken by the user's phone. ...
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How to properly handle deployment configuration for Xamarin Forms app

We are currently working on a Xamarin Forms (.NET Core) application. We use Microsofts DevOps for the code repo, building and deployment. Since we want to test newly developed features in a safe ...
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Recommendation for user synchronization between organization and external website

We are building a small social media platform for collaboration among a group of similar (but disparate) organizations. Each organization will have a small group of users who will be able to post ...
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Is it bad to leave Azure secrets keys as plaintext in my source code if I don't release the code, only the exe? [closed]

Specifically worried that someone might be able to extract the API key in a way I am unaware of and make calls to my own Cognitive Services subscription outside of the context of my program.
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How to approach to ES/CQRS in serverless cloud?

Let's say I want to use CosmosDB for Event Store, where have single collection for all events. Currently it is not horizontally partitioned, but it is a possibility for future. Now, I need to ...
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Microservice Architecture in Azure - Ideas for improving performance

We are about to develop a microservice architecture with azure functions inside azure. We thought about using interservice communication with durable functions. On app site we want to use an async ...
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How can my distributed web service rate-limit calls to a downstream component?

Context: I own a service that's distributed across VMs, that themselves are distributed across multiple data centers. Scenario: I'm adding an API that calls a single downstream dependency. This ...
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Can a Database Scale Up? [closed]

Microservices are the latest software development craze. All the kids are doing it. When I started hearing about the concept, the first advantage that came to mind was the single responsibility ...
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Pros and Cons of using ASPNET.Core In-Memory Caching instead of Redis? [closed]

I know redis is a very robust caching solution and scales great, but when it comes to simpler non-enterprise websites I feel as if it's a bit too expensive (Azure Standard/C1: $100/m). I'm ...
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Does it make sense to use both Cosmos DB and Elasticsearch?

My app uses Cosmos DB to store data. I have a requirement to support full-text search, which Cosmos does not provide out of the box. One of the recommendations was to use Elasticsearch, and I have ...
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How would I use Azure Container Instances to parellelise a task?

I currently have a file processing task that runs on an on-prem VM, it's a .NET executable that also calls other services such as ffmpeg (for videos). As is, the task runs fine, but it's really only ...
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Authenticated ASP.NET Core MVC site consuming web API

I have an ASP.NET Core 2.2 MVC site, that uses Facebook as an identity provider. Users can click the login button, they are redirected to Facebook to enter their credentials, and are then redirected ...
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Unit and integration testing of microservice architecture

I am investigating how to test a project. Some information about the project: Microservice architecture, with roughly 20 services. About 10 of them with a separate database. We use ServiceFabric ...
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Is it safe to put SQL statements in my C# application?

I'm making a medium sized application to be distributed privately to several Churches. It connects to an Azure database but it does not have any server managing the information (apart from the SQL ...
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Getting AWS SNS Messages into Azure Service Bus

I have a similar question to one already asked about SQS to Azure Service Bus - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51650073/consume-aws-sqs-and-publish-to-azure-service-bus. I want to get messages ...
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What's stopping Cloud Platforms from owning the whole deployment process?

Although things have come a long way in recent times, in my workplace we're still talking about DLLs, containers, configs, substitutions, pipelines - all complexities when it comes to shipping code. ...
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When consuming an api, what is a good way to deal with their request limits?

My app is consuming a third party api. One of the requirements of this api is that my app cannot send more than 20 requests per second. Because of the nature of this app, and because my user base is ...
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Speeding up read write intensive operation on large files in cloud (Azure)

I am using Azure Storage Blobs to persist certain models per tenant. While processing items for each tenant these models have to be pulled to memory, used for certain operation, updated and pushed ...
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Thoughts on Data Encryption Strategy for Large Number of Records MongoDB and Azure Key Vault

I have previously implement Client Side Data Encryption using Azure Key Vault using the following approach: Encryption Approach: Every record that needs to be encrypted gets a Content Encryption Key ...
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Queued work serialized by entity, notifications to UI

We're having a lot of fun and success using Azure Functions, but looking for advice on two related design issues. Our first challenge is that we need to communicate job state back to the UI. So the ...
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Azure setup question about multiple sites built from the same codebase

My website is running on Azure and I deploy via the Deployment slots feature. When code gets pushed to my production branch, my "staging" site gets the code, I check to make sure it's ok, then I do ...
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Managing/Designing actors and their state in Azure Service Fabric

After some consideration I ended up seeing that Service Fabric Actors is probably the best way to start. Now, I'm wondering if I'm approaching this the right way. The structure Below, is the ...
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Azure Service Fabric - Designing a Calculation Engine

Suppose I have the following devices: Device A Device B Device C (...) Also, for each device, I have the following measurements: Measurement 1 Measurement 2 (...) Each measurement event includes a ...
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Microservice - synchronise data access [closed]

If got a scenario with accounts in any currency. The account got multiple lines/items for each transaction which adds or removes an amount of the account. Basically similar to a bank account. The ...
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Architecture for mobile card game

I am currently planning a new project. It is a card game. Users can collect cards a play against others. I started thinking about how an architecture could look. I am a .NET fan and will use C# as ...
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Should I move to In-Memory tables and stored proc or NoSql (CosmosDB) [closed]

I have a lot of data. Objects with other objects nested like this (JSON): { id: 12, Code: "a code", country: "at", prices: [{ { price: 100, from "2017-05-05", to "2017-06-05" }, ...
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How to deploy several Azure Functions with VSTS?

I have created in Azure 2 Azure Functions resources with the following names: FrontApiFunctions PostProcessingFunctions My Visual Studio solutions is like this: AllFunctions.sln |- ...