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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.

Migrating your existing on-prem SQL Server database to Azure SQL DB

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. Data Migration Assistant (downtime required) The Data Migration Assistant (download | documentation) ...

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 ...

Introduction to Azure Durable Functions

Azure Durable Functions is a new programming model based on Microsoft serverless' platform Azure Functions. It allows you to write a workflow as code and have the execution run with the scalability and the reliability of serverless with high throughput. Scenario Initially, I wanted to index data from GitHub repositories. I explained it all...
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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.

Announcing ASP.NET Providers Connected Service Visual Studio Extension

Provider pattern was introduced in ASP.NET 2.0 and it gives the developers the flexibility of where to store the state of ASP.NET features (e.g. Session State, Membership, Output Cache etc.). In ASP.NET 4.6.2, we added async support for Session State Provider and Output Cache Provider.  These providers provide much better scalability, and ...