Debug live apps in Azure with the Snappoints and Logpoints preview

At Build, we introduced the Snapshot Debugger: a new tool that enables you to debug production environments in Azure with minimal impact. The Snapshot Debugger enables you to get to the root cause of the “but it worked locally!” production issues with ease. We previously released functionality to automatically capture snapshots when your app runs into… Read more

Why you should care about serverless computing

You may have heard the industry buzzword “serverless computing.” Whether you are already a serverless ninja, or still on the fence about the bizarre name, read on! How does it work? Why should you care? Is it just a fad, or a real trend in computing?… Read more

Take your web app to Azure

You’ve built your web app. It’s running, and getting good traffic. Now you need to move on to solving the ‘good problems’ to have. You want to scale your app to support more users, but only at peak times. Or you need better hardware and simply don’t want to manage that hardware… or software, or… Read more

Announcing New Innovations to Help Every Developer Achieve More with Microsoft Azure

More than ever, organizations are relying on developers to create breakthrough experiences. From start-ups to enterprises to government agencies, developers are creating new digital experiences that are redefining organizations to empower us all. The cloud is a key enabler for this era, bringing powerful, new technology to developers across the globe. But, the cloud also… Read more

Announcing Azure Stack TP3 And Why You Should Care About It

Today we’re announcing the availability of Azure Stack Technical Preview 3. Azure Stack is the vessel we’re using to bring Azure technologies in a way designed to run on-premises. Azure Stack is aimed at rounding out a cloud strategy by providing additional choice and flexibility when using Azure. You can easily factor Azure Stack into… Read more

Azure Notebooks now support F#

Last week I blogged about the availability of the new Data Storage and Data Science workloads in Visual Studio 2017 RC. The Data Science workload specifically provides support for the following: R integration, along with Microsoft’s optimized R libraries Python integration, along with the Anaconda distro F# integration with FSharp.Data, FsLab and Nuget libraries These… Read more

dotnetConf is back! Free live streaming developer event – June 7th-9th 2016

.NET plays an important role in the lives of many Visual Studio developers, I for one have worked on many ASP.NET, WPF Desktop and other back-end .NET services over the years in my career and therefore its really exciting for me to be part of the team to bring you yet another dotnetConf, back again… Read more

10 things you should try on the leap day

It’s February 2016 and so those of us on the Gregorian calendar get to enjoy an extra day in the month! What will you do in those 24 bonus hours? How about learning some new tools and technologies? Here are ten great suggestions—OK, eleven! It is a leap year, so it’s a leap list: Get… Read more

Write once and deploy to Microsoft Azure or Microsoft Azure Stack from Visual Studio

The Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview gives enterprises the ability to deliver Azure applications and services from their own datacenters. Today, we’re happy to share that we’ve built Azure Stack support into Visual Studio’s Azure Resource Group deployment process. Enterprises today must manage both hyper-scale web applications and complex requirements such as ensuring regulatory compliance… Read more

Free Visual Studio Dev Essentials Program now includes $300 in Azure credits and Exclusive Xamarin University access

In November, we introduced the Visual Studio Dev Essentials Program to give developers everything they need to get started building and deploying apps on any platform, for free. Over the past 75 days more than 400,000 developers have signed up for the program to take advantage of deep technical training from Pluralsight and Wintellect, as… Read more