Migrating your existing on-prem SQL Server database to Azure SQL DB

If you are in the process of moving an existing .NET application to Azure, it’s likely you’ll have to migrate an existing, on-prem SQL database as well. There are a few different ways you can go about this, so let’s go through them. Data Migration Assistant (downtime required) The Data Migration Assistant (download | documentation) is free,… Read more

Microsoft’s Developer Blogs are Getting an Update

In the coming days, we’ll be moving our developer blogs to a new platform with a modern, clean design and powerful features that will make it easy for you to discover and share great content. This week, you’ll see the Visual Studio, IoTDev, and Premier Developer blogs move to a new URL  – while additional… Read more

Announcing an easier way to use latest certificates from Key Vault

Posting on behalf of Prashanth Yerramilli When we launched Azure Key Vault a few years ago, it solved a major problem users had which was that storing sensitive and/or secret information in code or config files in plain text causes multiple problems including security exposure. Users stored their secrets in a safe store like Key… Read more

Changes to the web and JSON editor APIs in Visual Studio 2019

In Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2, The Web Tools team made some changes to improve extensibility features for extension developers. To standardize interfaces, the CSS, HTML, JSON and CSHTML editors renamed their assemblies as per the following table: Old New Microsoft.CSS.Core Microsoft.WebTools.Languages.Css Microsoft.CSS.Editor Microsoft.WebTools.Languages.Css.Editor Microsoft.Html.Core Microsoft.WebTools.Languages.Html Microsoft.Html.Editor Microsoft.WebTools.Languages.Html.Editor Microsoft.VisualStudio.Html.Package Microsoft.WebTools.Languages.Html.VS Microsoft.JSON.Core Microsoft.WebTools.Languages.Json Microsoft.JSON.Editor Microsoft.WebTools.Languages.Json.Editor Microsoft.VisualStudio.JSON.Package… Read more

Blazor 0.8.0 experimental release now available

Blazor 0.8.0 is now available! This release updates Blazor to use Razor Components in .NET Core 3.0 and adds some critical bug fixes. Get Blazor 0.8.0 To get started with Blazor 0.8.0 install the following: .NET Core 3.0 Preview 2 SDK (3.0.100-preview-010184) Visual Studio 2019 (Preview 2 or later) with the ASP.NET and web development… Read more

Make the most of your monthly Azure Credits

If you weren’t aware, Visual Studio subscribers have free monthly Azure credits, that are ideal for experimenting with and learning about Azure services. When you activate this benefit, it creates a separate Azure subscription with a monthly credit balance that renews each month while you remain an active Visual Studio subscriber. If the credits run… Read more