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Creating a Virtual Network in Azure | Posted on by Anuj Varma

1.    Creating a Virtual Network in Azure – and adding your VM instances to that network Create a Virtual Network     2.    Create your new VMs with the configuration  you require (e.g. A3 instances – 4 core , 7GB RAM, … Continue reading


S3 storage for database backup files | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Why Use S3 (instead of EBS) The use of AWS S3 storage to store SQL Server backups makes sense    it is significantly cheaper than EBS  One can encrypt what’s stored   One can manage backup file retention and lifecycle using … Continue reading


Web.Config connection strings in production environment | Posted on by Anuj Varma

When you are ready to deploy your app to production, you want to ensure that your connection string does not contain plain text (this should be true for both INTRANET and INTERNET web apps). Use ASPNETREGIIS to manually encrypt your … Continue reading


A restricted backswing–the key to consistency | Posted on by Anuj Varma

How many times have you had a spectacular round of golf followed by a ‘not so spectacular’ one? Or a birdie hole followed by a double bogey? Most beginners share this common symptom– inconsistency from day to day or even … Continue reading


Windows Server–Adding Roles and Features Hangs | Posted on by Anuj Varma

This seems to be a common occurrence. The workaround I have found invovles Powershell . Simply Export the Configuration Settings – into say c:\config.xml Run the following command in a powershell window Install-WindowsFeature -ConfigurationFilePath c:\config.xml


PC cleanup | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Iolo System Mechanic – Comprehensive, License fee required – $39 SlimWare Utilities SlimCleaner   Run Geekbench Score to check if performance truly improved after running these tools.


How to handle an unresponsive IIS web application | Posted on by Anuj Varma

SYMPTOMS – IIS is using up a lot of memory – resulting in a slowing down of request processing. Both – single request processing  – as well as throughput (number of requests processed /sec) are subsequently slowed down. CAUSE  – … Continue reading


GoDaddy Removes Ticketing and Email Support | Posted on by Anuj Varma

GoDaddy’s media representatives and asked why the options were removed and why they weren’t more forthcoming about the changes. Nick Fuller, a GoDaddy representative explained that email consistently finished last as far as their customers’ preferred method of help. Trust … Continue reading


Using Git with Visual Studio 2013 | Posted on by Anuj Varma

All I  wanted to do was look at some sample source code within a GIT repository.  For this, the repository exposes a Git URL . This URL is all that is needed to get Visual Studio to CLONE a copy … Continue reading


Multiple FROM statements in a LINQ expression | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Multiple “from” statements  are like nested foreach statements. MSDN example:     var scoreQuery = from student in students                         from score in student.Scores                            where score > 90                            select new { Last = student.LastName, score };     This is the … Continue reading