Running containers based on different platforms side-by-side with Docker preview

When we have configured Docker in the first post, you’ll remember that at some point we had to choose between Windows containers and Linux containers. The first ones can run natively on the host machine, while the second ones are executed inside a Linux virtual machine based on Hyper-V. However you can’t mix both architectures…

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MSIX and modification packages: how to improve the DevOps experience for enterprise apps

If you regularly follow the news about the Windows ecosystem, you’ll know that one of the biggest new features included in the upcoming Windows 10 Update (codename RS5) is MSIX. MSIX is the new packaging format which aims to replace all the existing installer technologies (like MSI, ClickOnce, etc.) and it’s based on the same…

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Introduction to Docker – Deploy a multi-container application

In the previous post we have learned how to build a multi-container application. On top of the website we have built in the second post of the series, we have added a Web API, which is leveraged by the web application to display the list of posts published on this blog. The two applications have…

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Make your Windows 10 app available only to the intended device families

Set TargetDeviceFamily to “Windows.Desktop” if you intend for the app only to be available on PC devices By default when you create a new UWP project, Visual Studio will set the target device families that the app can be deployed to Universal. The implication of this is that the app can be deployed to all…


Organizational Stores are your friend

Keep the Dev Center default for Organizational licensing to distribute your app to additional audiences – with no additional work required on your part By default (see screenshot below) in addition to the Microsoft Consumer Store, your app will be available in the Microsoft Store for Business and the Microsoft Store for Education – providing…


Go further on Windows Mixed Reality

Following the first series of articles named Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0, we can go deeper especially using the Mixed Reality Toolkit. We will see what the Mixed Reality toolkit is and how it can accelerate the development of your app. For example, we will implement features like handling the controllers, interacting…

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Introduction to Docker – Create a multi-container application

In the previous post we did something a little bit more complex compared to the experiments we did in the first post. We took a real web application (even if it was just the standard ASP.NET Core template) and we created an image based on it, so that we could run it inside a containerized…

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First steps with Docker – “Dockerizing” your first application

In the previous post we have learned what Docker is and which are the benefits of using it to modernizing your services or web applications. However, most of the content was theoretical. We started to use the technology, but just to see some basic scenario, like running an application or a web server inside a…

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First steps with Docker – Introduction

As you know, in the AppConsult team our focus is to help customers all around the world in the modernization of desktop application: MSIX, XAML Island, .NET Core 3.0, UWP. Anything that can help developers to take their existing desktop application to the next level. What about the web world? I’m pretty sure that out…

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