Deploying your first Facebook App on Azure using ASP.NET MVC Facebook Template

Today we announced the preview for ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update and one of the cool features we added to the update is the Facebook Application Template. This template includes a new library that makes it easier to develop Facebook applications using ASP.NET MVC. Here is the tutorial to learn more about this template. In this… Read more

ASP.NET Web Forms Application (2012) Templates on Visual Studio 2010

The release of Visual Studio 2012 included updated templates for ASP.NET WebForms, MVC and WebPages. The templates showcased the use of modern standards in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Apart from these, they also showcased social login via Twitter, Facebook etc.  Scott Hanselman has a short video demonstrating social login. While this amazing goodness was available… Read more

Cryptographic Improvements in ASP.NET 4.5, pt. 3

Thanks for joining us for the final day of our series on cryptography in ASP.NET 4.5! Up to now, the series has discussed how ASP.NET uses cryptography in general, including how the pipelines are implemented in both ASP.NET 4 and ASP.NET 4.5. We introduced APIs to give developers fuller control over the cryptographic pipeline and… Read more

Cryptographic Improvements in ASP.NET 4.5, pt. 2

Thanks for joining us for day two of our series on cryptography in ASP.NET 4.5! In yesterday’s post, I discussed how ASP.NET uses cryptography in general, where key material is pulled from and how it is stored, and various problems that the APIs have introduced over the years. In today’s post, I’ll discuss how we’re… Read more

Cryptographic Improvements in ASP.NET 4.5, pt. 1

I am Levi Broderick, a developer on the ASP.NET team at Microsoft. In this series, I want to introduce some of the improvements we have made to the cryptographic core in ASP.NET 4.5. Most of these improvements were introduced during beta and spent several months baking. When you create a new project using the 4.5… Read more

BlogEngine.NET and Windows Azure Web Sites

The Windows Azure Web Sites team has been hard at work looking at various applications and working with vendors and community contributors to add some great applications to the web sites gallery. If you’re a blogger and you’d like to get started for free with a simple, yet extensible blogging tool, you might want to… Read more

Spell Checker extension for Visual Studio 2012 HTML, ASP.NET, CSS and other files

I have updated spell checker extension for Visual Studio 2012. You can download it from Visual Studio Gallery. Spell checker supports text verification in: HTML and ASP.NET element content and attributes HTML style comments <– HTML –> ASP.NET server side comments: <%– ASP.NET –%> JScript, C# and C++ comments: // C++ style comments CSS and… Read more