Edi Wang

.NET and Azure Developer


Deploy big-AGI to Azure App Service with Individual Account Login in 3 minutes

big-AGI, the AI suite for professionals that need function, form, simplicity, and speed. Powered by the latest models from 12 vendors and open-source servers, big-AGI offers best-in-class Chats, Beams, and Calls with AI personas, visualizations, coding, drawing, side-by-side chatting, and more. However, the official repository of big-AGI does not offer a one-click installation for Azure, and the built-in authentication is only basic username and password. In this post, I'll share how to deploy big-AGI to Azure without the need to create a VM, and setup access control that requires individual accounts in Entra ID to log in, without making any changes to the code.
Azure AI App Service

How to Set Time Zone for Azure App Service

Azure App Service defaults to UTC time, causing issues for legacy applications designed for specific time zones, such as Japan. These apps often use `DateTime.Now`, resulting in incorrect data when deployed on Azure. While the server time zone can't be changed directly in Azure App Service, this article will guide you on how to adjust the time zone to ensure your legacy applications run correctly.
Azure App Service

How to Run Windows XP and Windows 2000 VM on Azure in 2024

Microsoft Azure does not officially provide Windows XP images for the creation of virtual machines. The earliest version of a client OS image available on Azure is Windows 7. Despite this, I have devised a method to operate legacy Windows operating systems, including Windows XP, on the current Azure compute platform. In this blog post, I will outline the steps involved in this process in detail. …
Azure VM

Deploy Website from Local Machine to Azure App Service without Git, CI/CD or VS/Code

Azure App Service offers a variety of deployment options tailored to the diverse needs of developers. But what if your project is a straightforward task that doesn't warrant the complexity of setting up an entire suite of tools or a continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline? I'm going to walk you through a streamlined approach that minimizes effort to make your deployment ready …
Azure App Service

Json Serialization Caveat in Azure Function

Creating Azure Functions using C# and .NET can feel quite familiar to those versed in creating ASP.NET Core Web APIs. Despite the similarities, one key difference lies in the process of JSON serialization, which can present unexpected challenges. In this post, I'll explore the two most common issues developers encounter with JSON in Azure Functions and provide practical solutions to overcome them. …
.NET Json Azure

Redirect Traffic to New CDN Endpoint in Azure CDN

I am in the process of transitioning from a Classic Microsoft CDN to a new CDN hosted under a different domain name. To ensure a seamless user experience during this migration, I intend to implement a redirection mechanism. This will automatically reroute users to the new CDN endpoint whenever they attempt to access resources from the old CDN. Let's see how to do it from Azure portal. …
Azure CDN

How to Add a Public IPv6 Address to Azure VM

When configuring a new Azure Virtual Machine (VM), you'll notice that it isn't allocated a public IPv6 address automatically. By default, only an IPv4 address is assigned. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of manually adding a public IPv6 address to your Azure VM, ensuring your setup is future-proof and ready to handle the latest internet protocol requirements. …
Azure Network

How to Check If Code Is Running on Azure VM

An application needs to know if itself is running in Azure VM, so that it can apply special logic and optimization for Azure. You can check if your code is running on an Azure VM by querying the Azure Instance Metadata Service. This service provides information about running virtual machine instances that can be accessed from within the VM. …
Azure VM