Edi Wang

Azure Developer, Microsoft MVP

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Get Transcription from Twitter Space using Azure Speech Service

Although Twitter Space audio recording has it's own transcription, but it is sometimes incorrectly recognizing wrong languages. For example, English content are producing Chinese transcription (not translation), and not even the English transcription make sense. Let's see how we can get a correct transcription using Azure. …

Azure AI

How to Add Parameters for 'npm install' in Azure DevOps

Recently my Azure DevOps build pipeline failed because Azure is using npm 8.x, which will have issue for angular projects when running `npm install`.  This is a known issue which can be solved by using `--legacy-peer-deps` or `--force` for the `npm install` command. However, Azure DevOps's npm task is not taking parameters by default. Let's see how we can use these parameters in Azure DevOps. …

Azure DevOps NPM



Adding Azure Cache for Redis in My Elf Project

ASP.NET Core Memory cache has it's own limits. It is difficult to scale in a cloud environment with multiple instances. Azure Cache for Redis provides a fully managed distributed cache service for cloud applications. It is built on top of Redis, a popular cache and messaging product. Integrating Redis into cloud applications can improve performance and scalability. …

Azure Redis


Automated Deployment Script with Azure CLI and PowerShell Core

My blog project, "Moonglade", is optimized for running on Microsoft Azure. It can combine up to 14 Azure services together for a full deployment, manually setup is difficult and takes time. I choose Azure CLI with PowerShell Core to write a deployment script that enable a quick on board experience to setup Moonglade in 10 minutes with minimal Azure Services. Let's see how it is done. …

SQL Server Azure App Service

How to Print Borderless Photos on Cannon MG2580s

I have a Cannon MG2580s printer, it can print 4x6 inch (10x15cm) A6 size photos, but with ugly white borders even the printing software is set to borderless. This is because this model of printer does not support borderless printing on hardware level, it's not a software or settings issue.  I've come up with a workaround that can produce borderless photo printing. …

Printer

How to Get Access Token for Azure REST APIs in .NET

I am recently working on a project that requires front-end to call Azure REST APIs. Microsoft document describes how to get Access Token in postman via Jon Gallant's blog post. However, placing secret keys in front-end is very dangerous. In my project, I have to get the Access Token from server side in .NET. Let's see how to do it. …

Azure Azure AD

Log User Identity Information to Azure Application Insights

Azure Application Insights is a very powerful APM tool for monitoring web applications. However, not all features that we sometimes require come out of the box. I now have an ASP.NET Core Web API application that uses JWT authentication. I would like to log user's identity when there is a failed request. Let's see how to do it. …

Azure Application Insight