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

ASP.NET Core 2.2.0-preview1 now available

Today we’re very happy to announce that the first 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

LibMan CLI Released

The Command Line Interface (CLI) is now available for Microsoft Library Manager (LibMan) and can be downloaded via NuGet. Look for Microsoft.Web.LibraryManager.Cli The LibMan CLI is cross-platform, so you’ll be able to use it anywhere that .NET Core is supported (Windows, Mac, Linux). Install the LibMan CLI To install LibMan, type: > dotnet tool install… Read more

Improvements in Visual Studio 2017 15.8 for web and Azure developers

This week we released Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8. Our 15.8 update brings the following improvements for web developers: Custom docker image tags during Publish Zip push deployment for Azure Functions Managing Azure Functions application settings Enabling Application Insights as part of publishing to Azure App Service Managing user secrets in ASP.NET Framework projects (targeting… Read more