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Announcing Entity Framework Core RC2

Entity Framework (EF) Core is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. Today we are making Entity Framework Core RC2 available. This coincides with the release of .NET Core RC2 and ASP.NET Core RC2. EF Core, formerly known as EF7 Between RC1 and RC2, we changed from Entity Framework 7 to Entity Framework Core ...

What’s new for the .NET Native Compiler and Runtime in Visual Studio 2015 Update 2

Last week we released an update to the Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Universal Windows Apps (UWA). The release includes improvements across the libraries, runtime, and compiler. This means that development is faster and applications will be more responsive and easier to maintain. Applications such as NCAA March Madness Live and TuneIn Radio ...
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An Update on ASP.NET Core and .NET Core

Two weeks ago, the ASP.NET team announced during the weekly ASP.NET Community Standup and on our blogs it was decided to rename ASP.NET 5 to ASP.NET Core 1.0. This announcement generated great questions that I'll answer in this post. I'll also update you on our progress with the ASP.NET Core and .NET Core releases. Why Do I Still See ASP.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 ...

Entity Framework 7 RC1 Available

Today we are making Entity Framework 7 RC1 available. EF7 will be the next major release of Entity Framework and is currently in pre-release.   When to use EF7 As discussed in our EF7 – v1 or v7 post, EF7 introduces some significant changes and improvements over EF6.x. Because EF7 is based on a new core, the features from EF6.x do ...

Yeoman generators for ASP.NET 5

Hi everyone, this post is in my name but it’s authored by Sourabh Shirhatti. He was a **Program Manager Intern **from the University of Texas at Austin that I’ve had the pleasure of working with this summer. This post is long overdue, we should have posted this a while back. Better late than never :)   Building complex modern web ...

Adding Core References Support in an ASP.NET Empty Project

Adding Core References Support in an ASP.NET Empty Project Brief In Visual Studio 2013 we introduced the core reference framework to ASP.NET project creation. You can choose what core references you want in your to-be-created project. How Let’s take the example of adding Web API core references in an Empty ASP.NET Project ...

Real Scenario: folder deployment scenarios with MSDeploy

Hi everyone Sayed here. I recently had a customer, Johan, contact me to help with some challenges regarding deployment automation. He had some very specific requirements, but he was able to automate the entire process. He has been kind enough to agree to write up his experience to share with everyone. His story is below. If you have any ...