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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. ...

Automating Release Notes with Azure Functions

We can all agree that tracking the progress of a project enhances productivity and is an effective way to keep everyone involved of its progress. When it comes to managing your project in Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) or GitHub, you have all of your artifacts in one place: code, CI/CD pipelines, releases, work items, and more. In cases where ...

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 ...

How to get started with Azure and .NET

Note: This content is now available as an official document Azure is a big cloud with lots of services, and for even the most experienced user it can be intimidating to know which service will best meet your needs. This blog post is intended to provide a short overview of the most common concepts and services .NET developers need get started ...

Improvements in Visual Studio 2017 15.8 for web and Azure developers

With the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 brings improvements for web developers such as custom docker image tags during publish, zip push deployment for Azure functions, managing Azure functions application settings, and enabling Application Insights as part of publishing to Azure App Service. Also learn about managing user secrets in ASP.NET framework projects, optimizing build performance for solutions containing ASP.NET frame as well as author and source information for ASP.NET Core templates.

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 ...

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Using ASP.NET Core Previews on Azure App Service

There are 3 options to get ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview applications running on Azure App Service: 1. Installing the Preview1 site extension 2. Deploying your app self-contained 3. Using Web Apps for Containers Installing the site extension Starting with 2.1-preview1 we are producing an Azure App Service site extension that contains ...