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Microsoft Makes it Easy to Create JavaScript Web Apps with New Tool

by David Iffland on  Feb 24, 2017 2

Microsoft's new dotnet new tool provides JavaScript developers an easy way to spin up Single Page Applications using ASP.NET and Node.js.

Google Pursues Enterprise, Targets Windows and SQL Server Workloads

by Kent Weare on  Feb 04, 2017

Google recently announced increased support for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server, in the Google Cloud Platform, by providing pre-configured images for Windows Server Core and SQL Server Enterprise Edition. Google has also added support for High Availability and Disaster Recovery scenarios using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

Microsoft to Announce Visual Studio for Mac

by Abel Avram on  Nov 15, 2016 3

The MSDN Blog briefly published a post on Visual Studio for Mac, then they took it down because the new product is supposed to be announced at Microsoft Connect(), which is to take place from Nov 16-18, 2016. A copy of the page can be accessed on Google’s cache.

Microsoft Releases Asp.Net Core 1.1 Preview 1

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Nov 13, 2016

Microsoft recently released ASP.NET Core 1.1 preview. This version includes several new middleware components, WebListener server for Windows, Razor view compilation and Azure related features.

ASP.NET WebHooks RC 1

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 18, 2016

Microsoft has announced the first release candidate for ASP.NET WebHooks. Just as message queues allow applications within an organization to talk to each other, WebHooks provide a way for websites across different organizations to communicate in an asynchronous fashion.

ASP.NET Core Provides Modularity with Middleware Components

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Mar 09, 2016

ASP.NET Core introduces middleware as a concept to customize the HTTP pipeline. Middleware are components which are composed together to form a web application. The concept was inspired by OWIN and Katana, which provided similar functionalities in earlier versions of ASP.NET.

State of Open Source in .NET

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Feb 24, 2016

Some open source contributors recently raised concerns about the current state of open source in .NET. Discussions revolves around contributing to projects, both as an individual and as an enterprise. The role of Microsoft in the .NET ecosystem is also a the centre of the debate.

.NET Core - Terminology you Need to Know

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 20, 2016

In an effort to dramatically reduce confusion, ASP.NET 5.0 and Entity Framework 7.0 have been renamed to ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0.

Microsoft Reveals Integration Roadmap

by Kent Weare on  Dec 29, 2015 1

On December 24th, Microsoft released its latest Integration Roadmap. This is the first insight, customers and partners have had, into the collective roadmap of Microsoft integration technologies in several years.

ASP.NET 5 and .NET Core RC Ready for Production

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Dec 02, 2015

Microsoft recently released .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 Release Candidate, supported on Windows, OS X and Linux. Microsoft states this release is ready for production and will support it. Both release candidates are considered feature complete on Windows, OS X and Linux, although minor features may still be added until the final release.

Microsoft Releases ASP.NET WebHooks Preview

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Nov 11, 2015

Microsoft recently released ASP.NET WebHooks preview, a library to create and consume webhooks. WebHooks supports MVC 5 and WebApi 2.

ASP.NET 5 Support for Visual Studio Application Insights

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Jul 23, 2015

Microsoft has released an SDK for its monitoring platform Visual Studio Application Insights that brings support for ASP.NET 5. Application Insights is divided into two main components; the Azure portal is where the data is displayed and the SDK provides the API to send telemetry events.

ASP.NET 5: Three More Betas Planned

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 22, 2015 1

The roadmap for ASP.NET 5 includes three more betas between now and November’s release candidate. And that’s after dropping Visual Basic, SingalR 3, and Web Pages 4 from the list.

New Features for ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 21, 2015 1

While most of the buzz has been about ASP.NET 5 and the cross-platform execution engine, MVC, Microsoft’s preferred UI and web service framework, is also seeing many changes. The most important being the unification of MVC, Web API, and Web Pages.

Microsoft Unveils Visual Studio for Linux and OS X

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 29, 2015 5

Microsoft has announced the release of a native Visual Studio application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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