Troubleshooting ASP.NET Core Performance Problems

This is a guest post by Mike Rousos I recently had an opportunity to help a developer with an ASP.NET Core app that was functionally correct but slow when under a heavy user load. We found a few different factors contributing to the app’s slowdown while investigating, but the majority of the issues were some… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET Providers Connected Service Visual Studio Extension

Provider pattern was introduced in ASP.NET 2.0 and it gives the developers the flexibility of where to store the state of ASP.NET features (e.g. Session State, Membership, Output Cache etc.). In ASP.NET 4.6.2, we added async support for Session State Provider and Output Cache Provider.  These providers provide much better scalability, and enables the web… Read more

A Penny Saved is a Ton of Serverless Compute Earned

Scott Guthrie recently shared one of my favorite anecdotes on his Azure Red Shirt Tour. A Microsoft customer regularly invokes 1 billion (yes, that’s with a “B”) Azure Functions per day. The customer reached out to support after the first month thinking there was a bug in the billing system, only to find out that the $72 was… Read more

Exploring Azure App Service – Web Apps and SQL Azure

There is a good chance that your web app uses a database. In my previous post introducing Azure App Service, I showed some of the benefits of hosting apps in Azure App Service, and how easy it is to get a basic site running in a few clicks. In this post I’ll show how to… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-rc1 now available

Today we’re happy to announce the first release candidate of ASP.NET Core 2.1! This release should be very close to the final stable release of ASP.NET Core 2.1 and includes primarily bug fixes and polish for the features that we shipped in earlier previews. This is a "go live" release that can be used in… Read more

Blazor 0.3.0 experimental release now available

Blazor 0.3.0 is now available! This release includes important bug fixes and many new feature enhancements. New features in this release (details below): Project templates updated to use Bootstrap 4 Async event handlers New component lifecycle events: OnAfterRender / OnAfterRenderAsync Component and element refs Better encapsulation of component parameters Simplified layouts A full list of… Read more

Cosmos DB Solves Common Data Challenges in App Development

When considering how to implement your application with a relational database, it can change how you build it dramatically. Some of these challenges include adding an abstract implementation of the schema in the code, mapping data to objects, building queries, and preventing SQL injection attacks. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to… Read more

Publish Improvements in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7

Today we released Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7. Our 15.7 update brings some exciting updates for publishing applications from Visual Studio that we’re excited to tell you about, including: Ability to configure publish settings before you publish or create a publish profile Publish to a fully managed App Service Linux environment Create Azure Storage Accounts… Read more