10 cool things about .NET Core & ASP.NET 5

Yes, you are reading right – Now .NET is truly cross-platform, open-source technology and as many said, it’s no more grandpa’s .NET Let us start with CLR, CORE and other dependencies one by one. As of now, there are 3 flavors of CLR available – 1) .NET Framework CLR 2) Mono CLR 3) .NET CoreCLR…

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Open XML Package Editor for Visual Studio 2015

Open XML Package Editor is one of the must tool for Office Developers and also my favorite tool when it comes to debugging Word/Excel related file composition or XML parts.  Current version which is available for download in Visual Studio gallery does’t provide support for 2015. It supports only VS 2010/2012/2013. After checking Q&A section, noticed Chris…

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Visual Studio tips#1 – How to launch VS always in "Administrator" mode

Sometime, failing to launch VS in an “administrator” mode would be a costly mistake while compiling. When you compile Office related Addin, it shows a message asking to relaunch or “Run as Administrator” but for certain project types, it throws a weird AV exceptions. Recently, I was trying to setup hands on for service fabric…

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All about Azure Service Bus -messaging services

Recently I had a chance to read about various Azure Application Services(Messaging) like Azure Queues, Azure Service Bus – Queues, Topics, Relay, Event Hub and Notification hubs. I was curious to know “what is all this” from an Architect’s perspective. As a dev, one can start quickly with samples from official documentation. But I was…

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How to automate your Azure Infra tasks using Azure Automation?

We always wanted to shut down our VM’s when not in use so that we can save our subscription bill amount. But many times, we forget to stop it resulting $0 credit 🙁 like me below.         This not only affects our ongoing cloud developments but affects our important hosted apps in…

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My first blog post in MSDN

All, There is always an excitement and authentic feel when we read/blog/refer any of the MSDN Tech blogs. I follow quite a bunch of MSDN blogs and always prefer reading over any other non-Microsoft blog post. I start referring first -MSDN documentation and then PG team blog or PM’s blog for better clarity. Blogging is…

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