Help improve Docker Container Tooling

The Microsoft Cloud Platform tooling team is looking for customers that are already using Linux Docker Containers in development and/or production to see how we might improve overall Docker tooling. I’d really like to understand: How are you using Containers Today? What is your actual development through production workflow? What would you like your workflow…


Windows Container Video Series

The Windows Container Team has been working to provide some content, including a series of videos for how to use an early preview of Windows Containers. The Channel 9 Container Channel Windows Container Documentation  Feedback on Windows Container Support To use the Visual Studio Tools for Docker, don’t forget: Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Docker…


Why doesn’t Docker Tools for Visual Studio 2015 show the [New] button?

If you’ve attempted to install the Docker Tools for Visual Studio – August Release, starting on Friday August 21st, you may have fallen into the trap of not reading the descriptive text below that explains what we should have done for you. Quick answer: Follow the detailed instructions for installing Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015…


Deploying to Linux & Windows Docker Containers

Last week we shipped an update to the Docker Tools for Visual Studio adding support for Windows Containers. While the tools support both Linux and Windows, and you can deploy the same project to Linux and Windows, we didn’t necessarily optimize for this scenario because: We wanted to stay true to the Docker standard, which uses a…


VSLive 2015, Connected Services & Docker Tools for .NET Presentations

Last week, i had the opportunity to talk about Connected Services and Docker Tools for .NET  Thanks to Brian Randal for chairing VSLIve and the chance to talk about these two cool topics. The presentations are here: TH19 Docker for .NET Developers – What You Need to Know Docker has become one of the hottest topics for…


Connecting to Azure Storage with Visual Studio 2015 RC

To get a feel of the productivity we’re adding in Visual Studio 2015 for connecting to services, here’s the quick video for connecting to Azure Storage We’re finalizing the experience for Visual Studio 2015, and would like your feedback for how we can improve Connected Services, and specifically the Azure Storage connected service. You can…


Visual Studio 2015 Connected Services in 7 minutes

A quick overview in prep for //build & ignite With a message of retiring the “Can’t Touch This” style of coding.  Thanks to the MS Studios folks who took the extra effort to help put this together. Steve


//build session: On the Shoulders of Giants: Building Apps that Consume Modern SaaS Endpoints with Visual Studio 2015

Dave Carrol @DCarroll and I just finished presenting a session for consuming services using the new Add Connected Services experience in Visual Studio. For info on Connected Services: General info for building a Connected Service I also want to take another chance to thank  Tanner Lindsay and LANDESK  for letting us talk to their…


Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and Salesforce Connected Services

Just a quick note that with the release of Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6, we’ve updated the Connected Service Provider for Salesforce. Since Preview, we’ve: Improved the OAuth refresh token code to support a pattern that should handle more issues with less code. We’ve been working with the Azure AD folks on this common pattern….