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…


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…


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…


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…