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Building a vehicle location tracking app in Azure part 1: Architecture

Posted on: 22-02-2024

In the first part, we look at the architecture for the sample application.

Using Azure Key Vault for signing and encrypting JSON Web Tokens

Posted on: 20-02-2024

How to offload cryptographic operations to Azure Key Vault such that your application never has to handle the private keys.

Durable Functions Deep Dive part 3: Running an activity

Posted on: 11-09-2022

In the third part we look at how the orchestrator function triggers activity functions and handles their results

Durable Functions Deep Dive part 2: Starting an orchestration

Posted on: 08-04-2022

In the second part we take a look at what Durable Functions does under the hood when you tell it to start an orchestration

Durable Functions Deep Dive part 1: Instance startup

Posted on: 27-03-2022

In the first part we will look at what happens during the startup process of an instance in Durable Functions

Building a code sandbox with Durable Functions and Container Instances

Posted on: 20-03-2022

Attempt to build something similar to .NET Fiddle, running untrusted C# code in a container sandbox

Azure AD JWT authentication in .NET isolated process Azure Functions

Posted on: 12-09-2021

The new isolated process model for .NET Azure Functions allows usage of middleware, which we can use to implement authentication and authorization

Migrating social accounts to Azure AD B2C

Posted on: 30-06-2021

How to add existing users with social accounts to Azure AD B2C using the Microsoft Graph API

Access data in Cosmos DB with Managed Identities

Posted on: 15-04-2021

Azure AD authentication for Cosmos DB data plane is now in preview, so let's see how we can access it with no keys

Track activity and sub-orchestrator progress in Azure Durable Functions orchestrators

Posted on: 03-04-2021

How to keep track of which parallel tasks have completed and make it visible in an orchestrator's custom status

Hi! My name is Joonas Westlin, I'm a software developer who blogs about ASP.NET Core, Azure, and Web development.

Azure MVP, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Azure Security Engineer Associate, Azure Developer Associate.