Visual Studio Toolbox: Using Espresso Tests

In this episode, Donovan Brown is joined by Adam Barlow, who shows how to use Espresso tests with Xamarin Test Cloud and Visual Studio Team Services. He shows how to leverage your existing Espresso tests with in your continuous integration build. For more information on the Xamarin Test Cloud, see the Test Cloud website.

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Visual Studio Toolbox: New Delivery Plan Extension

In this episode, Donovan Brown is joined by Elliott Perry, who shows the new Delivery Plan extension in Visual Studio Team Services. He shows how to use the Delivery Plan and how we use it internally at Microsoft. For more information on the Delivery Plans, see the Delivery Plan extension.

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Extensions in Visual Studio 2017

In this episode, I am joined by Justin Clareburt, who shows us what users of extensions can expect in Visual Studio 2017. Justin first reviews the new setup experience, because that impacts extensions. Among the things he shows are lightweight solution loading [07:35], how you can monitor the performance of extensions and see whether they are…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Entity Framework Core

In this episode, I am joined by Julie Lerman, who takes us on a deep-dive tour of many of the features that are new in Entity Framework Core. Julie covers: Overview of Entity Framework Core [00:35] Migrating an existing .NET Core project that uses project.json to use the new MSBuild based tooling [04:12] Field mappings…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions

In this episode, I am joined by Andrew Hall, who shows us a preview of tools for building Azure Functions for Visual Studio 2015. Azure Functions provide event-based serverless computing that make it easy to develop and scale your application, paying only for the resources your code consumes during execution. Andrew shows how to create a…

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