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

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

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

ASP.NET Core Logging with Azure App Service and Serilog

This guest post was written by Mike Rousos ASP.NET Core supports diagnostic logging through the Microsoft.Extensions.Logging package. This logging solution (which is used throughout ASP.NET Core, including internally by the Kestrel host) is highly extensible. There’s already documentation available to help developers get started with ASP.NET Core logging, so I’d like to use this post… 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

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

JWT Validation and Authorization in ASP.NET Core

This post was written and submitted by Michael Rousos In several previous posts, I discussed a customer scenario I ran into recently that required issuing bearer tokens from an ASP.NET Core authentication server and then validating those tokens in a separate ASP.NET Core web service which may not have access to the authentication server. The… 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

Notes from the ASP.NET Community Standup –March 21, 2017

  This is the next in a series of blog posts that will cover the topics discussed in the ASP.NET Community Standup. The community standup is a short video-based discussion with some of the leaders of the ASP.NET development teams covering the accomplishments of the team on the new ASP.NET Core framework over the previous… Read more