The future of ASP.NET SignalR

In ASP.NET Core 2.1, we brought SignalR into the ASP.NET Core family. Many of our users have asked what this means for the previous version of SignalR: ASP.NET SignalR. As a reminder, ASP.NET SignalR is represented by the NuGet package Microsoft.AspNet.SignalR and runs on applications using .NET Framework and System.Web. ASP.NET Core SignalR is part… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.2.0-preview2 now available

Today we’re very happy to announce that the second preview of the next minor release of ASP.NET Core and .NET Core is now available for you to try out. We’ve been working hard on this release over the past months, along with many folks from the community, and it’s now ready for a wider audience… Read more

How to get started with Azure and .NET

Azure is a big cloud with lots of services, and for even the most experienced user it can be intimidating to know which service will best meet your needs. This blog post is intended to provide a short overview of the most common concepts and services .NET developers need get started and provide resources to… Read more

Library Manager Released in 15.8

Microsoft Library Manager (LibMan) is now available in the general release of Visual Studio 2017 as of v15.8. LibMan first previewed earlier this year, and now, after a much-anticipated wait, LibMan is available in the stable release of Visual Studio 2017 bundled as a default component in the ASP.NET and web development workload. In the… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.2.0-preview1: Endpoint Routing

Endpoint Routing in 2.2 What is it? We’re making a big investment in routing starting in 2.2 to make it interoperate more seamlessly with middleware. For 2.2 this will start with us making a few changes to the routing model, and adding some minor features. In 3.0 the plan is to introduce a model where… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.2.0-preview1: SignalR Java Client

This post was authored by Mikael Mengistu. In ASP.NET Core 2.2 we are introducing a Java Client for SignalR. The first preview of this new client is available now. This client supports connecting to an ASP.NET Core SignalR Server from Java code, including Android apps. The API for the Java client is very similar to… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.2.0-preview1: Open API Analyzers & Conventions

What is it? Open API (alternatively known as Swagger) is a language-agnostic specification for describing REST APIs. The Open API ecosystem has tools that allows for discovering, testing and producing client code using the specification. Support for generating and visualizing Open API documents in ASP.NET Core MVC is provided via community driven projects such as… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.2.0-preview1: Healthchecks

What is it? We’re adding a health checks service and middleware in 2.2.0 to make it easy to use ASP.NET Core in environments that require health checks – such as Kubernetes. The new features are set of libraries defining an IHealthCheck abstraction and service, as well as a middleware for use in ASP.NET Core. Health… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.2.0-preview1: HTTP/2 in Kestrel

As part of the 2.2.0-preview1 release, we’ve added support for HTTP/2 in Kestrel. What is HTTP/2? HTTP/2 is a major revision of the HTTP protocol. Some of the notable features of HTTP/2 are support for header compression and fully multiplexed streams over the same connection. While HTTP/2 preserves HTTP’s semantics (HTTP headers, methods, etc) it… Read more