Announcing .NET 4.7.1 Tools for the Cloud

Today we are releasing a set of providers for ASP.NET 4.7.1 that make it easier than ever to deploy your applications to cloud services and take advantage of cloud-scale features.  This release includes a new CosmosDb provider for session state and a collection of configuration builders. A Package-First Approach With previous versions of the .NET… Read more

Improvements to Azure Functions in Visual Studio

We’re excited to announce several improvements to the Azure Functions experience in Visual Studio as part of the latest update to the Azure Functions tools on top of Visual Studio 2017 v15.5. (Get the preview now.) New Function project dialog, including storage account support .NET Core support Manage Azure app settings Detect mismatching functions runtime… Read more

Creating a Minimal ASP.NET Core Windows Container

This is a guest post by Mike Rousos One of the benefits of containers is their small size, which allows them to be more quickly deployed and more efficiently packed onto a host than virtual machines could be. This post highlights some recent advances in Windows container technology and .NET Core technology that allow ASP.NET… Read more

Publishing a Web App to an Azure VM from Visual Studio

We know virtual machines (VMs) are one of the most popular places to run apps in Azure, but publishing to a VM from Visual Studio has been a tricky experience for some. So, we’re pleased to announce that in Visual Studio 15.5 (get the preview now) we’ve added some improvements to the experience. In this… Read more