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Announcing an easier way to use latest certificates from Key Vault

Posting on behalf of the Key Vault Team. When we launched Azure Key Vault a few years ago, it solved a major problem users had which was that storing sensitive and/or secret information in code or config files in plain text causes multiple problems including security exposure. Users stored their secrets in a safe store like Key Vault and used...

Changes to the web and JSON editor APIs in Visual Studio 2019

In Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2, The Web Tools team made some changes to improve extensibility features for extension developers. To standardize interfaces, the CSS, HTML, JSON and CSHTML editors renamed their assemblies - table details inside!

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 ...

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 ...

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 in fact ...

Azure Storage for Serverless .NET Apps in Minutes

Azure Storage is a quick and effortless way to store data for applications that has high availability, is secure, scales and is redundant. This blog post walks through a simple application that creates a short code for a long URL to easily reference it. It uses Table Storage to map codes to URLs and a Queue to process redirect counts. ...

Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions

Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions are now available as part of the Azure development workload starting in the Visual Studio 2017 15.3 release. These tools: Getting Started To get started: To create a new project, choose File -> New Project, and the Azure Functions project type This will ...

Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions

Update 5-10-2017: The first release of Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions is now available to try. As discussed in the Visual Studio 2017 Toolspost and these 2015 tools were preview tools that provided us great feedback and learning. However, as outlined in our roadmap post, the pivot to precompiled functions with a focus on .NET ...

New feature to enable C# 6 / VB 14

The model to leverage updated versions of C# or VB in web apps has changed over the past few years. In the past to leverage a new version of C# or VB you would get the runtime and build tools by installing the .NET Framework. With Visual Studio 2015 and the latest version of MSBuild this is no longer needed. You can decide which applications ...

Modified ASP.NET 4.5 CPU Throttling

The Security and Quality Rollup is available via Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services, and Microsoft Update Catalog.