Sky’s the limit with Azure, ASP.NET Core, and Visual Studio for Mac

[Hello, we are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It will be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes to fill out. Thanks!] Cloud services represent a huge leap in functionality, performance, and management simplicity for web apps, APIs,…


Testing ASP.NET Core MVC web apps in-memory

This post was written and submitted by Javier Calvarro Nelson, a developer on the ASP.NET Core MVC team Testing is an important part of the development process of any app. In this blog post we’re going to explore how we can test ASP.NET Core MVC app using an in-memory server. This approach has several advantages:…


Azure AD, Scope-based authorization

“Hello World!” Continuing the customization of the basic two tiers scenario introduced in my previous posts, I would like to talk about scopes. OAuth2 defines the concept of scope as a “list of space-delimited, case-sensitive strings” that specifies the scope of the access request. These scopes can be used by a target application to allow…


Implementing background tasks in .NET Core 2.x webapps or microservices with IHostedService and the BackgroundService class

Background tasks and scheduled jobs are something you might need to implement, eventually, in a microservice based application or in any kind of application. The difference when using a microservices architecture is that you can implement a single microservice process/container for hosting these background tasks so you can scale it down/up as you need or…


UPDATE – Microservices and Docker containers: Architecture, Patterns and Development guidance (Updated for .NET Core 2.0)

Nov. 15th 2017 update Earlier this year, we published this eBook/guide and sample application offering guidance for architecting microservices and Docker containers based applications. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of .NET Core 2.0 and many other updates coming…


UPDATE – Web Applications with ASP.NET Core Architecture and Patterns guidance (Updated for ASP.NET Core 2)

Nov. 15th 2017 update Earlier this year, we published an eBook/Guide and sample application offering guidance named Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Microsoft Azure. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of ASP.NET Core 2.0 and Entity Framework…


Debugging ASP Core on Linux with Visual Studio 2017

Today’s post comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Randy Patterson.  It’s an excellent tutorial that walks you through setting up Visual Studio to remotely debug ASP.NET Core applications running on a Linux server. .NET Core and specifically ASP Core is an Open Source, High Performance implementation of .NET that runs on Windows, Linux and…


Learn How To Work With Azure File Sync, And More On The Friday Five

Map Multiple Calendars To One In SharePoint 2013 And Office 365 Manpreet Singh is a SharePoint Consultant based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s a Microsoft MVP for Office 365 Servers, and well as a C# Corner MVP. He’s worked on 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365 versions of SharePoint. Manpreet is experienced in all aspects of SharePoint…


User accounts made easy with Azure

One of the most common requirements for web applications is for users create accounts for the purpose of access control and personalization. While ASP.NET templates have always made it easy to create an application that uses a database you control to register and track user accounts, that introduces other complications over the long term. As…