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 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

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 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

Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions

Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions are now available as part of the Azure development workload starting in the Visual Studio 2017 15.3 release. These tools: Enable creating pre-compiled C# functions that bring better cold start performance than script based functions, and opens the entire eco-system of Visual Studio tools for class libraries including 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

Customizing profile information in ASP.NET Identity in VS 2013 templates

ASP.NET Identity is the new membership system for ASP.NET applications. To learn more about ASP.NET Identity please visit One of the mainline features about ASP.NET Identity is to make it easy to add profile information about the user. In the existing ASP.NET Membership system, User and Profile were separate tables and Profile information about… Read more