Order of Precedence when Configuring ASP.NET Core

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Randy Patterson introduces the new configuration API for ASP.NET Core and its order of precedence. In previous version of ASP.NET, configuration was primarily handled by the ConfigurationManager class. This class typically obtained the user configurable settings from the AppSettings section located in the XML file web.config. While these limited…


Considerations for load balancing your web applications

In this blog post, App Dev Managers Anand Shukla and Sash Kavalaparambil share some tips on configuring a load balancer for web applications. Sometimes the way a web application needs to manage state can have a profound impact on scalability and the load balancing configuration.  There are many different options (both software and hardware) to…


Jump Start ASP.NET Core Application on Nano Server

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Linkai Yu who shares some tips to speed up ASP.NET Core Application dev on Nano Server. With the Nano server release from Windows 2016 Server, I’m excited to see the new application deployment practice to work with the thin and fast OS. If you are new…


Role Based Access Control in ASP.NET MVC

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Lizet Pena De Sola explains Role Based Access Control in ASP.NET MVC. Role Based Access Control in MVC is pretty straight forward. There is also a way to do claims access control, but the most common way is based on roles. To show or hide action links in a view depending…

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Microsoft .NET Architecture Guidance

This post is provided by Senior ADM, Brian Swiger, who shares several helpful .NET Architectural Guidance e-books and samples. Four application architecture guidance drafts are available from Microsoft’s Developer Division and the Visual Studio product teams.  These drafts cover four areas: Microservices and Docker, ASP.NET Web Applications, Azure Cloud Deployment, and Xamarin Mobile Applications. Each…


Options to migrate Classic ASP and VB6 Applications from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012

If you are still running legacy ASP/VB6 solutions and are considering paths to Server 2012, you might want to check out this post.  Application Development Manager, Zafar Kapadia shares some options to migrate classic ASP and VB6 applications to Windows Server 2012. Lift and Shift Applications to Windows 2012 Upgrade the Classic ASP site to…


OWIN and WS-Federation with CA Siteminder

Check out this blog from Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon for information on how to integrate ASP.NET applications with CA Siteminder. A customer was having a problem integrating an ASP.NET application with CA Siteminder v12.52. Firstly, there was a problem with using SAML2.0 token formats. To get around that, we reconfigured SM to use SAML1.1…

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ASP.Net Session Swapping – Why it happens and what can be done about it?

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Sanket Bakshi explains details behind the sometimes perplexing issue of Session Swapping and how to avoid it. Kernel Cache is a powerful and well-known feature introduced in IIS 7 and found in all later versions.  It’s the highly performant server level cache that very efficiently delivers frequently used…


Multi-tenant WebAPI – simple admin consent

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon shares his application authentication experience in order to help you create your own Multi-tenant WebAPI applications. The VS.NET 2015 wizard for adding authentication to ASP.NET WebAPI projects does not support using the multi-tenant option. Here are some notes on how to implement this option yourself and create…

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Referencing a PCL project in both ASP.NET Core and Xamarin Forms

Thanks to Premier Developer Consultant Gustavo Varo for this prescriptive guidance on cross-platform development with Xamarin and ASP.NET Core. Back in March while working with Xamarin Forms and ASP.NET Core, I identified the need of sharing some code between both projects. My very first idea was to create a PCL (Portable Class Library) project and…

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