Balancing change: feedback + learning / impact to customers = change

I was reading a post about the frustration a customer had around the constant change. First, I do apologize for the frustration as it is difficult to continually learn new things when the things you’ve learned keep changing. With each change, we balance the impact it will have on our existing customers, the challenges they’re…

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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…

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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…

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Docker for Windows, Network Shares and $ in your password

If you’ve been using our docker tools you’ve noticed we depend highly on network sharing for Docker for Windows. For the Linux host to mount your Windows drives, you need to provide a username/password. What you may not realize is Linux has some special characters it may not always handle. Short story: if you’re having trouble with volume sharing &…

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Configuring Docker for Windows Shared Drives / Volume Mounting with AD

If you’ve had a chance to work with the Docker for Windows beta, you’ve seen the promise for how much easier this can be compared to VirtualBox. That said, there are still some issues, thus the beta tag. One such issue is volume mounting. If you work for an enterprise, you more than likely log…

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Building .NET Core Linux Docker Images with Visual Studio Team Services

If you’ve been wondering how to build a .NET Core app into a Docker image using VSTS, well here’s the current steps as of June 2016. Prerequisites You’ll need the following to complete this walk through Docker Tools for Visual Studio 0.21 to build the docker assets we’ll use for CI in VSTS Docker Tools for Visual Studio Team…

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Docker-Machine and Visual Studio Tools for Docker

If you’re using Docker Tools for Visual Studio, version 0.14 or later, you’ll notice that we depend on a docker-machine entry.  What exactly does that mean? Do I need docker-machine installed? Will this work with the Docker for Windows beta? We wanted the Docker Tools for Visual Studio to align with the Docker tools from Docker. It…

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WhereYouAt BUILD 2016 Demo

Last week at build, Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter presented an ASP.NET Core app we called Where You At. We were quite excited at the response and set of questions that arose. In response, we wanted to write a series of blog posts, each of us covering the different aspects of what we built, why…

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Some great docker tools

Here’s a few docker tools I’ve started using to help diagnose issues: Simple Docker UI offered by felix A Google Chrome Plugin that allows you to view your images and running containers – including the logs. No more docker ps, docker logs [container id]     DockerUI by  Michael Crosby (crosbymichael.com), Kevan Ahlquist (kevanahlquist.com) Run with the following command:…

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Docker For Windows Beta Released

Today, docker announced and released a replacement for Docker Toolbox. There are many enhancements, including my top …6 Works with Hyper-V Docker Toolbox utilized VirtualBox. An alternate Virtualization technology that meant developers had to disable Hyper-V. Which means they can’t run VMs or the various developer emulators, which also use Hyper-V Starts automatically – no more docker-machine start default The docker…

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