Announcing Preview 1 of ASP.NET MVC 5.2.5, Web API 5.2.5, and Web Pages 3.2.5

Today we released Preview 1 of ASP.NET MVC 5.2.5, Web API 5.2.5, and Web Pages 3.2.5 on NuGet. This is a patch release that contains only bug fixes. You can find the full list of bug fixes for this release in the release notes. To update an existing project to use this preview release run… Read more

Azure Storage for Serverless .NET Apps in Minutes

Azure Storage is a quick and effortless way to store data for applications that has high availability, is secure, scales and is redundant. This blog post walks through a simple application that creates a short code for a long URL to easily reference it. It uses Table Storage to map codes to URLs and a… Read more

Publishing a Web App to an Azure VM from Visual Studio

We know virtual machines (VMs) are one of the most popular places to run apps in Azure, but publishing to a VM from Visual Studio has been a tricky experience for some. So, we’re pleased to announce that in Visual Studio 15.5 we’ve added some improvements to the experience. In this post, we’ll discussed the… Read more

Recent updates for publishing

We have recently added a few interesting features for ASP.NET publishing. The updates include: Container Registry Publish Updates Create publish profile without publishing In this post, we will briefly describe these updates. We will get started with the container related news. Container Registry Publish Updates Container development (e.g. Docker) has grown in popularity recently, including… Read more

User accounts made easy with Azure

One of the most common requirements for web applications is for users create accounts for the purpose of access control and personalization. While ASP.NET templates have always made it easy to create an application that uses a database you control to register and track user accounts, that introduces other complications over the long term. As… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET Core 2.0.0-Preview1 and Updates for .NET Web Developers

The ASP.NET team is pleased to share the first preview version of the ASP.NET Core 2.0 framework.  In this post, we’ll look at the new features and changes to the web framework that were announced at the Build 2017 keynote and sessions.  We will also look at some other updates that were published for ASP.NET… Read more

The MVP Show Learns about ASP.NET, Identity Server, and Heidelberg

In the second episode of the MVP Show, intrepid host Seth Juarez traveled to Heidelberg, Germany to meet with Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Dominick Baier.  Dominick is one of the developers responsible for the Identity Server open source project. Seth and Dominick shared several videos about all things API, Germany, and Security.  Check… Read more

Announcing SignalR 2.2.2 (Preview 1)

Today we are happy to announce the release of SignalR 2.2.2-preview1. SignalR 2.2.2 is a servicing release, including some highly requested updates and bug fixes. Here are the highlights of the release: Support for Service Bus 3 (https://github.com/SignalR/SignalR/issues/3548) NetStandard version of the client (https://github.com/SignalR/SignalR/issues/3851) A bunch of work making Redis Scaleout more reliable Here is… Read more

Hash Passwords with ASP.NET Membership Providers

Are you using the legacy ASP.NET membership providers with your application?  When you look in web.config, is there a membership configuration within the system.web element?  The membership provider has been available since ASP.NET 2, and has been superseded by the Identity provider for a more secure authentication and authorization facility in your application. Best practices… Read more