ASP.NET SignalR 2.4.0

We’ve just shipped the final 2.4.0 version of ASP.NET SignalR, the version of SignalR for System.Web and/or OWIN-based applications. As we mentioned in a previous post on the future of ASP.NET SignalR, 2.4.0 is a minor release which contains some small bug fixes and updates. The majority of the features and fixes we implemented for… Read more

When should you right click publish

Some people say ‘friends don’t let friends right click publish’ but is that true? If they mean that there are great benefits to setting up a CI/CD workflow, that’s true and we will talk more about these benefits in just a minute. First, let’s remind ourselves that the goal isn’t always coming up with the… Read more

Announcing CosmosDB Table Async OutputCache Provider Release and ASP.NET Providers Connected Service Extension Update

Through the years, ASP.NET team have been releasing new ASP.NET SessionState and OutputCache providers to help developers make their web applications ready for the cloud environment. Today we are announcing a new OutputCache provider, Microsoft.AspNet.OutputCache.CosmosDBTableAsyncOutputCacheProvider,  to enable your applications store the OutputCache data into CosmosDB. It supports both Azure CosmosDB Table and Azure Storage Table…. Read more

Use Hybrid Connections to Incrementally Migrate Applications to the Cloud

As the software industry shifts to running software in the cloud, organizations are looking to migrate existing applications from on-premises to the cloud. Last week at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, Paul Yuknewicz and I delivered a talk focused on how to get started migrating applications to Azure (watch the talk free) where we walked through the… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET SignalR 2.4.0 Preview 1

We recently released the first preview of the upcoming 2.4.0 release of ASP.NET SignalR. As we mentioned in our previous blog post on the future of ASP.NET SignalR we are releasing a new minor update to ASP.NET SignalR (the version of SignalR for System.Web and/or OWIN-based applications) that includes, support for the Azure SignalR Service,… Read more

The future of ASP.NET SignalR

In ASP.NET Core 2.1, we brought SignalR into the ASP.NET Core family. Many of our users have asked what this means for the previous version of SignalR: ASP.NET SignalR. As a reminder, ASP.NET SignalR is represented by the NuGet package Microsoft.AspNet.SignalR and runs on applications using .NET Framework and System.Web. ASP.NET Core SignalR is part… Read more

How to get started with Azure and .NET

Note: This content is now available as an official document Azure is a big cloud with lots of services, and for even the most experienced user it can be intimidating to know which service will best meet your needs. This blog post is intended to provide a short overview of the most common concepts and… 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

Exploring Azure App Service – Azure Diagnostics

If you’ve followed our previous posts about using Azure App Service to host web apps in the cloud (1. Introduction to App Service, 2. Hosting web apps that use SQL) you’re already familiar with how easy it is to get an app running in the cloud; but what if the app doesn’t work correctly (it’s… Read more

Changes to script debugging in Visual Studio 15.7

We’re always looking for ways to make developing with Visual Studio faster.  One of the tasks developers do many times a day is launching debugging sessions.  We identified that script debugging added about 1.5s per F5, but only about 15.5% of people actively debugged script using Visual Studio. Based on the above, in Visual Studio… Read more