Deploying Docker Images from the Azure Container Registry to Azure Container Instances

In just a few minutes you can easily deploy Docker Container Images using just a context menu from the repositories blade of the Azure Container Registry. Azure Container Instances allow you to deploy Container Images directly without first provisioning VMs, Container Orchestrators, or any other container infrastructure. With Azure Container Instances, you pay just for what you use. Azure Container Instances are not a…


Visual Studio Docker tools support for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017

With the Visual Studio 2017 RC release, we’ve started down the path to finally shipping an official version of Visual Studio Docker tools; enabling developers to locally develop and debug containerized workloads. The latest Visual Studio 2017 RC Docker Tools added a number of anticipated features: Multi-container debugging, supporting true microservice scenarios Windows Server Containers…


Azure Container Registry User Accounts; Single, Multi, Admin and Service Principals

The Azure Container Registry went into public preview yesterday. We’re excited to add this core platform feature for the breadth of container deployments being added to Azure. These include Azure Container Service, Azure Service Fabric, Azure App Service and Azure Batch, …as of now. More are coming… When designing the Azure Container Registry, we felt it important…


Creating Docker Hosts in Azure w/Docker-Machine 0.7.0

Last week, Docker released version 0.7.0 of Docker-Machine.  You can get the latest docker-machine with Docker Toolbox or Docker for Windows beta. Among many new features, Azure users will find the new Azure driver extremely helpful. In previous versions, developers would need to create management certs and upload them to Azure. Configure firewall ports manually, and the VM was created using the RDFE APIs…


Developing ASP.NET Apps in Docker Containers

This week we released our latest Docker Tools for Visual Studio which continues our journey for developing apps in their target environment with Docker containers. Our 3 step goals have been the following: Run code in a container Switch the Visual Studio F5 experience from running code on your development machine to running in a…


F5 – Developing in Docker Containers – version 0.10 of Docker Tools for Visual Studio

This week, we released an update to our Docker Tools for Visual Studio. This was based on a bunch of feedback we’ve heard from you .It does change some of the experience to date, so I wanted to provide some insight to why. The tools up to version 0.9.* focused on packaging and publishing your…


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…


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…


Are you building apps for, or customizing SharePoint 2013 with the new App Model? Microsoft would like your feedback.

Are you willing to provide input & feedback that will help us make Visual Studio better for your?   If you are customizing or building apps for SharePoint 2013 using the new App Model, we’re interested in getting your feedback. If you’re replacing Lotus/IBM Notes Apps, we’d like to hear about your experience and scenarios….