Announcing CosmosDB Table Async OutputCache Provider Release and ASP.NET Providers Connected Service Extension Update

Through the years, ASP.NET team have been releasing new ASP.NET SessionState and OutputCache providers to help developers make their web applications ready for the cloud environment. Today we are announcing a new OutputCache provider, Microsoft.AspNet.OutputCache.CosmosDBTableAsyncOutputCacheProvider,  to enable your applications store the OutputCache data into CosmosDB. It supports both Azure CosmosDB Table and Azure Storage Table…. Read more

Use Hybrid Connections to Incrementally Migrate Applications to the Cloud

As the software industry shifts to running software in the cloud, organizations are looking to migrate existing applications from on-premises to the cloud. Last week at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, Paul Yuknewicz and I delivered a talk focused on how to get started migrating applications to Azure (watch the talk free) where we walked through the… 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

Cosmos DB Solves Common Data Challenges in App Development

When considering how to implement your application with a relational database, it can change how you build it dramatically. Some of these challenges include adding an abstract implementation of the schema in the code, mapping data to objects, building queries, and preventing SQL injection attacks. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to… 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

ASP.NET Core 2.0 Features

Last week we announced the release of ASP.NET Core 2.0 and described some top new features, including Razor Pages, new and updated templates, and Application Insights integration. In this blog post we are going to dig into more details of features in 2.0. This list is not exhaustive or in any particular order, but highlights… Read more

Introducing the ASP.Net Async SessionState Module

SessionStateModule is ASP.NET’s default session-state handler which retrieves session data and writes it to the session-state store. It already operates asynchronously when acquiring the request state, but it doesn’t support async read/write to the session-state store. In the .NET Framework 4.6.2 release, we introduced a new interface named ISessionStateModule to enable this scenario. Benefits of… Read more

Announcing the DotNetCompilerPlatform 1.0.2 release

Update Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform is now open sourced on GitHub. If you have any suggestion or issue, please go to this link and post your thought there.   Today I’m pleased to announce that the Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform 1.0.2 package is released on NuGet. It enables ASP.NET to support the new language features and improves the compilation performance. To install this… Read more

Building accessible websites just got a lot easier

When building websites it is important that it is accessible for everyone that needs to use it. Implementing web accessibility features greatly helps to achieve that. Here’s what the W3C has to say about that: Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities… Read more

.NET Core and ASP.NET Bug Bounty Update

As we’ve now released RC1 of .NET Core and ASP.NET restrictions on areas for investigation are now lifted. The entire cross platform stack, including networking is now in scope and eligible for bounty submissions. The ASP.NET web site has instructions on how to install RC1 on Windows, Linux and OS X. Windows researchers can use Visual… Read more