64 bit ASP.NET Core on Azure App Service

When creating an Azure App Service .NET Core is already pre-installed. However, only the 32 bit .NET runtime is installed. In this post we will look at a  few ways that you can get a 64 bit runtime on Azure App Service During the 2.1 timeframe we are hoping to have both 32 and 64… Read more

Improvements to Azure Functions in Visual Studio

We’re excited to announce several improvements to the Azure Functions experience in Visual Studio as part of the latest update to the Azure Functions tools on top of Visual Studio 2017 v15.5. New Function project dialog, including storage account support .NET Core support Manage Azure app settings Detect mismatching functions runtime versions New Function project… 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

The ASP.NET team is proud to announce general availability of ASP.NET Core 2.0.  This release features compatibility with .NET Core 2.0, tooling support in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, and the new Razor Pages user-interface design paradigm.  For a full list of updates, you can read the release notes and you can check the list… 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

Azure Functions Tools Roadmap

Update 5-10-2017: The first release of Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions is now available to try We’ve been humbled by the intense interest in Visual Studio tools for Azure Functions since we shipped our initial preview for Visual Studio 2015 last fall. Unfortunately, given other constraints, Visual Studio 2017 did not include Azure Functions… 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