Hopefully by now you’ve seen that [Visual Studio 2019 is now generally available]. As you would expect, we’ve added improvements for web and Azure development. As a starting point, Visual Studio 2019 comes with [a new experience for getting started with your code] and we updated the experience for creating ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core projects to match:
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In my previous blog post I talked about how to migrate data from existing on-prem SQL Server instances to Azure SQL Database. If you haven’t heard SQL Server 2008 end of support is coming this summer, so it’s a good time to evaluate moving to an Azure SQL Database.
If you are in the process of moving an existing .NET application to Azure, it’s likely you’ll have to migrate an existing, on-prem SQL database as well. There are a few different ways you can go about this, so let’s go through them.
If you weren’t aware, Visual Studio subscribers have free monthly Azure credits, that are ideal for experimenting with and learning about Azure services. When you activate this benefit, it creates a separate Azure subscription with a monthly credit balance that renews each month while you remain an active Visual Studio subscriber.
Some people say ‘friends don’t let friends right click publish’ but is that true? If they mean that there are great benefits to setting up a CI/CD workflow, that’s true and we will talk more about these benefits in just a minute.
Use Application Insights to diagnose performance and errors in your web apps. Azure App Service is a great place to get started hosting and maintaining your web apps. You don’t have to enable App Insights upfront; the option is always there to be turned on when and as needed without re-deployment.
We’re always looking for ways to make developing with Visual Studio faster. One of the tasks developers do many times a day is launching debugging sessions. We identified that script debugging added about 1.5s per F5, but only about 15.5% of people actively debugged script using Visual Studio.
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.
With all the talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) doing crazy things, it’s easy to be left wondering, “what are practical ways I can use this today?” It turns out there are some extremely easy ways to try this today.