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

Five Visual Studio 2017 Extensions for Web Developers

You’ve downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2017, and it’s a great improvement over previous versions.  Now what?  How can you make your web development experience better?  In this article, we will recommend five Visual Studio extensions that will make your day-to-day tasks easier and even more enjoyable. Razor Language Service When you’re building ASP.NET Core… Read more