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What’s new in Azure SignalR 1.1.0 Preview 1

We just shipped 1.1.0 Preview 1 of Azure SignalR Service SDK to support some new features in ASP.NET Core 3.0, including endpoint routing and server-side Blazor. Let's take a look how you can use them in your Azure SignalR application. Here is the list of what's new in this release: Endpoint routing support for ASP.NET Core 3 For...

Azure SignalR Service now supports ASP.NET!

Azure SignalR Service is a fully managed real-time messaging service, built on ASP.NET Core SignalR. ASP.NET Core SignalR has many features incompatible with ASP.NET SignalR, so existing ASP.NET SignalR Application doesn't work with SignalR Service. We added the ASP.NET support to SignalR Service SDK to enable this scenario. This blog also lists features that are no longer supported and provides references on documents and code samples.

.NET Core Workers in Azure Container Instances

In .NET Core 3.0 we are introducing a new type of application template called Worker Service. This template is intended to give you a starting point for writing long running services in .NET Core. In this walkthrough you'll learn how to use a Worker with Azure Container Registry anAzure Container Instances to get your Worker running as a microservice in the cloud.

Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server

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 decide to try Azure, chances are you will not be able to ...

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...

Make the most of your monthly Azure Credits

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. If the ...

When should you right click publish

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. First, let’s remind ourselves that the goal isn’t always coming up with the best long-term solution. ...