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Deploying your first Facebook App on Azure using ASP.NET MVC Facebook Template

Today we announced the preview for ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update and one of the cool features we added to the update is the Facebook Application Template. This template includes a new library that makes it easier to develop Facebook applications using ASP.NET MVC. Here is the tutorial to learn more about this template. In this post, I won’t be ...

Announcing the release of the .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8

Bringing the full power of the Windows based CLR and .NET Framework to the Windows Phone has been several years in the making. The .NET capabilities introduced with Windows Phone 8 builds upon many of the investments we’ve made across all platforms and years of incubation. This release truly highlights some of the enduring themes behind ....
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ASP.NET Web Forms Application (2012) Templates on Visual Studio 2010

The release of Visual Studio 2012 included updated templates for ASP.NET WebForms, MVC and WebPages. The templates showcased the use of modern standards in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Apart from these, they also showcased social login via Twitter, Facebook etc.  Scott Hanselman has a short video demonstrating social login. While this ...

Cryptographic Improvements in ASP.NET 4.5, pt. 3

Thanks for joining us for the final day of our series on cryptography in ASP.NET 4.5! Up to now, the series has discussed how ASP.NET uses cryptography in general, including how the pipelines are implemented in both ASP.NET 4 and ASP.NET 4.5. We introduced APIs to give developers fuller control over the cryptographic pipeline and to drive ...

Cryptographic Improvements in ASP.NET 4.5, pt. 2

Thanks for joining us for day two of our series on cryptography in ASP.NET 4.5! In yesterday's post, I discussed how ASP.NET uses cryptography in general, where key material is pulled from and how it is stored, and various problems that the APIs have introduced over the years. In today's post, I'll discuss how we're mitigating those issues ...

Cryptographic Improvements in ASP.NET 4.5, pt. 1

I am Levi Broderick, a developer on the ASP.NET team at Microsoft. In this series, I want to introduce some of the improvements we have made to the cryptographic core in ASP.NET 4.5. Most of these improvements were introduced during beta and spent several months baking. When you create a new project using the 4.5 templates baked into Visual ...

An easy solution for improving app launch performance

Over the last ten years of building the .NET runtime, quite a number of assumptions have changed. Early on we could assume that most computer users only had one processor. Today, the assumption is that you have at least two processors. While including parallelism in an app for performance challenges most developers, what if that parallelism ...

.NET Framework 4.5 – Off to a great start

The .NET Framework just passed 3 million downloads. During this time, we’ve been monitoring your experience, paying attention to both telemetry and social traffic. One of the first things I do every morning is read through all the Twitter traffic about .NET. Many others on the .NET team do the same. If you’ve raised an issue about .NET ...
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Improvements in .NET Framework Setup for Developers, IT Pros, and Users

The only experience most Microsoft customers have with the .NET Framework is the deployment and installation experience, which is why we spend so much time analyzing opportunities to improve it. For .NET 4.5, our goal was to build a product that was equivalent to a service pack with additional features. Our team studied how other products ...
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BlogEngine.NET and Windows Azure Web Sites

The Windows Azure Web Sites team has been hard at work looking at various applications and working with vendors and community contributors to add some great applications to the web sites gallery. If you’re a blogger and you’d like to get started for free with a simple, yet extensible blogging tool, you might want to check this out. ...

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