New Year Updates to ASP.NET WebHooks Preview

We just released a new update of ASP.NET WebHooks with a couple of interesting new features on the WebHooks sender side – that is, when you want to send WebHooks to others when some event happens – including: Sending events to all users registered for a particular event. Scaling out and load balancing events using… Read more

Using ASP.Net Module to Debug Async Calls

I had a web application that generously used async/await keywords. The application encountered a slow response possibly due to a pending backend database call. I attached a debugger to the application. There was, however, nothing running in the process (see Figure 1), which was expected due to the calls being async and the waiting threads were… Read more

WCF Connected Service Visual Studio Extension Preview for ASP.NET 5 Projects

Over the years, many Visual Studio developers have enjoyed the productivity that Add Service Reference Dialog Box provided when their projects need to access Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services. WCF team is excited to introduce you to the support of Add Service Reference functionality for ASP.NET 5 projects via WCF Connected Service extension preview. This… Read more

.NET Core and ASP.NET Bug Bounty Update

As we’ve now released RC1 of .NET Core and ASP.NET restrictions on areas for investigation are now lifted. The entire cross platform stack, including networking is now in scope and eligible for bounty submissions. The ASP.NET web site has instructions on how to install RC1 on Windows, Linux and OS X. Windows researchers can use Visual… Read more

Using ASP.NET WebHooks with IFTTT and Zapier to Monitor Twitter and Google Sheets

With the latest drop of ASP.NET WebHooks we have added a generic JSON WebHook receiver, which can be used to receive WebHooks from services like IFTTT and Zapier. Both IFTTT and Zapier provide a huge number of integrations in areas such as productivity, automotive, blogging, CRM, commerce, project management, IoT, social, mobile, collaboration, and much… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET 5 Release Candidate 1

Update – 11-30-2015: The ASP.NET 5 RC1 installers and DNX packages have been updated to address the following issues: If you run the Windows installer from a folder that contains previous versions of the MSI installers for DNVM (DotNetVersionManager-x64.msi or DotNetVersionManager-x86.msi) or the ASP.NET tools for Visual Studio (WebToolsExtensionsVS14.msi or WebToolsExtensionsVWD14.msi), the installer will fail… Read more

Updates to Microsoft ASP.NET WebHooks Preview

We just released Beta4 of ASP.NET WebHooks Preview with a nice set of new features based on feedback and help from the community! Always let us know what you think – either by raising a issue on GitHub or pinging me on twitter. You can get the update from by looking for the packages… Read more

.NET Core and ASP.NET Launches a Beta Bug Bounty Program.

A guest post from Barry Dorrans, the security lead for ASP.NET Today, with great excitement, we announce an introductory 3 month bug bounty program for .NET Core and ASP.NET, our new open source, cross platform runtime and web stack. The program encompasses the latest beta version, beta 8 and any subsequent beta or release candidates released… Read more

Announcing Availability of ASP.NET 5 Beta8

ASP.NET 5 beta8 is now available both on NuGet and as a tooling update to Visual Studio 2015! This release greatly expands the supported surface area of .NET Core on OS X and Linux. You can now use networking, cryptography and globalization features cross-platform! This release also includes some nice improvements to ASP.NET 5, DNX and… Read more