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

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

Announcing ASP.NET Providers Connected Service Visual Studio Extension

Provider pattern was introduced in ASP.NET 2.0 and it gives the developers the flexibility of where to store the state of ASP.NET features (e.g. Session State, Membership, Output Cache etc.). In ASP.NET 4.6.2, we added async support for Session State Provider and Output Cache Provider.  These providers provide much better scalability, and enables the web… Read more

Exploring Azure App Service – Web Apps and SQL Azure

There is a good chance that your web app uses a database. In my previous post introducing Azure App Service, I showed some of the benefits of hosting apps in Azure App Service, and how easy it is to get a basic site running in a few clicks. In this post I’ll show how to… Read more

Publish Improvements in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7

Today we released Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7. Our 15.7 update brings some exciting updates for publishing applications from Visual Studio that we’re excited to tell you about, including: Ability to configure publish settings before you publish or create a publish profile Publish to a fully managed App Service Linux environment Create Azure Storage Accounts… Read more

File nesting in Solution Explorer

We are excited to share with you a new capability in Visual Studio that was a clear ask from you, the community. Visual Studio has been nesting related files in Solution Explorer for a long time now, but not everybody agrees with the rules it uses. That’s not a problem any more because Visual Studio… 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

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

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