Azure App Service Tools Updates in the Azure SDK for .NET 2.9

In the Azure SDK 2.9 we’ve made it significantly more convenient for developers who use Azure App Service to host their Web, Mobile, API, and background-processing WebJob apps. We’ve heard from customers who use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to create their Azure topologies that they’re rarely creating one web app or one API app. Applications have layers,… Read more

Remote Debug ASP.NET Core RC1 on Azure App Service

ASP.NET developers who deploy their code to Azure App Service have remote debugging features available from the Visual Studio Server and Cloud Explorer windows. ASP.NET 4x projects can be debugged live in App Service by simply right-clicking your Web, Mobile, or API Apps in Cloud Explorer and clicking the “Attach Debugger” action. Under the hood,… Read more

Running ASP.NET 5 applications in Linux Containers with Docker

As a part of our ASP.NET 5 cross-platform efforts, we are actively working on making applications written in ASP.NET 5 easy to deploy and ship on Linux and Mac OS X. A while ago, we have released the first official Docker image by Microsoft: the ASP.NET 5 Preview Docker Image. Docker is an open source project… Read more

New Developer and Debugging Features for Azure WebJobs in Visual Studio

With Visual Studio Update 3, the Web Tools Extensions team added a number of great features to make it easier for ASP.NET developers publishing web applications to Azure Websites to enable background processing using Azure WebJobs. Since the Update 3 release, Azure WebJobs has reached general availability, and to coincide with the release of Azure… Read more

Profile and Time your ASP.NET MVC app all the way to Azure

Successful web app dev teams generally consider performance a requirement from the beginning,  not an afterthought. Performance should be considered in all phases of a project, from design and into production, including updates to the app. That’s not to say you should try to optimize code before you’ve measured it, you really don’t know what… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET Session State Provider for Redis Preview Release

Today, we are pleased to announce a preview release of ASP.NET Session State Provider for Redis. You can use it with your own Redis server or the newly announce Microsoft Azure Redis Cache (Preview). What is Redis Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data… Read more

Remote Debugging a Window Azure Web Site with Visual Studio 2013

In the Azure SDK 2.2 we released remote debugging support for Windows Azure Cloud Services. You can read more about that release at Scott Guthrie’s blog post Windows Azure: Announcing release of Windows Azure SDK 2.2 (with lots of goodies). You can find more info on Windows Azure Web Sites diagnostics and debugging at our… Read more

Creating New Windows Azure Web Site from Visual Studio 2013 RC

We are now making it easier to create a new Windows Azure Web Site from Visual Studio 2013 RC. This feature can be accessed from the Web Sites sub node under the Windows Azure node in Server Explorer. You would need to install Azure SDK 2.1 before you can use this feature. You can follow… Read more

Running ASP.NET MVC 3 Applications on Azure

Microsoft recently released the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 1.4 (August 2011) update which includes a new ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Role project template which makes it easier to deploy an MVC 3 application to Azure. Let’s walk through this process end-to-end. Step 1 – Install the tools Install the Windows Azure… Read more