Azure App Service Deployment Slots

  With the Standard App Service service plan upwards you get 5 Deployment slots to play with. These are essentially staging slots that can be used to progress from Dev to Pre-Prod to Live. There’s lots of guidance online about deployment slots but here’s…

Configuring Azure web and SQL UK Culture

For MVC 5 you’ll need the following: <configuration> <system.web> <globalization uiCulture=”en-GB” culture=”en-GB” /> </system.web> </configuration> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28430862/configuring-azure-web-and-sql-uk-culture

Azure Connection Strings

Connection string data should always be removed of obfuscated in source control.  There are many approaches to accommodating this. Scott Hanselmann has a great post on this.  Azure makes this even easier if you’re hosting a web app that’s referencing a database somewhere. To…