Coen Adrien van Driel

I'm a software architect and software quality & testing enthusiast. My focus is on using Microsoft technologies from C# to Azure to create awesome products.

I'm also the founder of ExpertSwitch, a software consulting company.

OpenGL And DirectX On Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines by default don’t come with GPU capabilities, making them mostly useless for processes that require a GPU in anyway. I recently ran into this issue when publishing my 3D modelling application that uses ParaView for image rendering from my local development environment to my Azure VM. The classic ‘but it worked on my PC’-line soon followed. Read more

Using Azure Storage and Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) to Host Your Website's Files, Images and Static Content

Your website or webapp often requires static content (e.g. images, files) to fully function as intended. Hosting these files within your app-directory is fine up to a point, but as your website grows, it will soon become unmanageable. Transitioning to a Content Delivery Network (CDN) can be the solution you need to combat storage and performance issues.Read more

Forwarding Domain Names with ASP.NET Core and Azure Web Apps

A common issue when registering domain names is the question whether you should purchase multiple TLD’s to accommodate for spelling variations, or preemptively purchase domains for future projects to prevent competitors to get ahead. This article will demonstrate how to forward one domain name to another domain name using ASP.NET Core and Azure Web Apps.Read more

January 14, 2019

How To Ping Your Azure Virtual Machine

When you have created your Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure the easiest way to test connectivity is to ping your Virtual Machine. By default, ping is disabled for Azure Virtual Machines. In this article I will explain the steps required to enable pinging for your Azure Virtual Machines.Read more