Azure Insights: Web App setup; If/Else conditional expressions; Windows Server upgrade in-place

January 20 2023

Azure pros discuss setting up an Azure Web App that communicates with a SQL Server database, If/Else conditional expressions with Azure Bicep, and upgrading Windows Server in place with Azure.

Setting up an Azure Web App that communicates with a SQL Server database

Microsoft MVP Gregor Suttie, writing on Azure Greg, examined how to deploy an Azure Web App that communicates with a SQL Server database, secured with a Private Endpoint and VNet. A Private Endpoint is a network interface connecting a VNet to a service that runs Azure Private Link. Traffic is therefore routed over the Microsoft backbone network, avoiding the potential risks of public internet.

Suttie advised users to create an Azure Resource Group, set an App service plan, and set up the Nuget Package Manager and Package Manager Console. Through his setup, Suttie defined a VNet with two subnets and navigated to the deployed web app, choosing the VNet integration option. Users should disable public access and create a private endpoint. He wrote:

[W]e initially deploy an Azure App Service with a SQL Server backend Database. Then we VNet integrate the Web App and SQL Server and then we use a Private Endpoint so that the communication from the Web App to Azure SQL traverses over the Microsoft Azure backbone network, eliminating exposure from the public internet.

If/Else conditional expressions with Azure Bicep

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