A Penny Saved is a Ton of Serverless Compute Earned

Scott Guthrie recently shared one of my favorite anecdotes on his Azure Red Shirt Tour. A Microsoft customer regularly invokes 1 billion (yes, that’s with a “B”) Azure Functions per day. The customer reached out to support after the first month thinking there was a bug in the billing system, only to find out that the $72 was… 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

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

Application Insights for ASP.NET 5 – you’re in control

ASP.NET 5 apps can now be monitored for performance and usage with Visual Studio Application Insights. The composability of components in ASP.NET 5 makes it very easy to integrate telemetry modules into your app design in a flexible way. With the feedback you get about the performance and effectiveness of your app in the wild,… Read more

Making It Better: Updates for ASP.NET 5 in Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5

It’s been about two months since we released the first beta of ASP.NET 5, and today we happy to announce that ASP.NET 5 Beta2 is available. For developers using Visual Studio, you’ll find great new tools to support and enhance your development process.  All ASP.NET developers will be able to take advantage of a new… Read more

Content negotiation in MVC 6 (or how can I just write JSON)

[Update] – We decided to make two significant changes starting with Beta3, we are to not include the XML formatter by default, as well as special treat browsers. The content below is still relevant up to MVC 6 Beta2. Intro In this blog, I intend to provide a simplified how-things-work and how-to-change-the-behavior. It is not… Read more

Enabling the .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”) in ASP.NET applications

The .NET languages team recently announced the availability and open sourcing of a public preview of “Roslyn”, the new .NET Compiler Platform. This is the long awaited .NET “compiler as a service” that represents the future of languages and compilation for .NET. You can download a preview including new compilers and Visual Studio tooling that… Read more

ASP.NET MVC 5 Lifecycle Document Published

Fresh out of the oven is a PDF document that charts the lifecycle of every ASP.NET MVC 5 application. Many of you have requested this document over the years and we’re glad to finally put it in your hands now. You will find the PDF document very similar to the ASP.NET application lifecycle topic in… Read more