Announcing ASP.NET Session State Provider for Redis Preview Release

Today, we are pleased to announce a preview release of ASP.NET Session State Provider for Redis. You can use it with your own Redis server or the newly announce Microsoft Azure Redis Cache (Preview). What is Redis Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data… Read more

Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions

Update 5-10-2017: The first release of Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions is now available to try.  As discussed in the Visual Studio 2017 Toolspost and these 2015 tools were preview tools that provided us great feedback and learning.  However, as outlined in our roadmap post, the pivot to precompiled functions with a focus… Read more

Announcing RTM of ASP.NET Identity 2.0.0

Today, we are releasing the final version of ASP.NET Identity 2.0. The main focus in this release was to add security and account management features as well as address feedback from the community. Download this release You can download ASP.NET Identity from the NuGet gallery. You can install or update to these packages through NuGet… Read more

Accessing the ASP.NET Web Configuration Tool in Visual Studio 2013

As many of you have noticed, the option to select “ASP.Net Web Configuration Manager” is no longer in Visual Studio 2013 Preview. This is due to the removal of the Visual Studio Development Server (or Cassini) from the product. However, we understand that many people have gotten used to using the Tool, and so here… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET Core 1.0

The first version of ASP.NET 1.0 came out almost 14 years ago. Since then many developers have used it to build and run great web applications, and over the years we have added and evolved many, many capabilities to it. Today we are excited to announce the release of ASP.NET Core 1.0! This new release… Read more

Building Single Page Applications on ASP.NET Core with JavaScriptServices

This is a guest post by Steve Sanderson These days, many developers are building Single-Page Applications (SPAs) using frameworks such as Angular or React. These are powerful frameworks that produce a great end-user experience, but we often hear that building these applications is complicated. It can be a challenge to integrate server-side and client-side code… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET Core RC2

Edit:  ASP.NET Core RC2 is now available for use with Azure Web Applications We are very pleased to announce the availability of ASP.NET Core RC2.  This release succeeds the ASP.NET 5 RC1 release and features a number of updates to enhance compatibility with other .NET frameworks and an improved runtime.  You can install the RC2… Read more

JScript IntelliSense in Visual Studio Orcas

The March CTP of Visual Studio marks the debut of a much-requested and long-awaited feature: improved JScript IntelliSense.  We’ve been working on this for almost a year now and I’m pretty excited to finally be able to share it with the public.  There are a variety of topics I’d like to deep dive into, but… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of the first preview of Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions. This preview introduces some exciting changes over our previous release. Beyond bringing support for Visual Studio 2017, this release: Enables creating pre-compiled C# functions that bring better cold start performance than script based functions, and opens… 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