• Practical .NET

    Working with Exceptions Before the Error Handler Does

    Normally, you don’t care about first-chance exceptions -- it's only when something becomes a second-chance exception that you start to pay attention. But when you do care about all the exceptions, here’s how to work with them both in Visual Studio and in your code. 05/22/2017

  • In-Depth

    From VSLive! Austin: What's New, What's Next for .NET in 2017

    Microsoft's developers have been churning through code and delivering a dizzying array of tools and services. But there's still more to come this year, as Microsoft's Jeffrey T. Fritz explained at Visual Studio Live! this week. 05/18/2017

  • In-Depth

    The 30,000-Foot View of the Microsoft Application Portfolio

    Microsoft's Matt Nunn provides a whirlwind tour of the current state of tools and services that Microsoft has to offer developers in this VSLive! Austin keynote. 05/17/2017

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    12 More Extensions for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017

    Another dozen of the latest tools and extensions available for Visual Studio 2015 and the recently released Visual Studio 2017. This time, it's build/test/ship tools. 05/17/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Feature or Flaw? Microsoft Outlook's View Code Might Be Hackable

    Sensepost says it has discovered a method for hackers to compromise Microsoft Outlook by way of a Visual Basic-embedded shell. The catch: It requires a feat of social engineering to pull it off. 05/17/2017

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Serverless C# with Azure Functions: HTTP-Triggered Functions

    Last time I looked at the basics of triggers. Let's look at creating an HTTP-triggered function for displaying a greeting based on a target audience. 05/15/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Tugging at the Heartstrings at Microsoft Build

    Microsoft's Day 1 Keynote was one of information overload, with a slew of product announcements. But there was one bit of emotional overload that I couldn't let go. Also: an interview with Paul Pardi and Selina Winter of the Microsoft Learning Group in this week's .NET Insight Podcast. 05/12/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Speed Up Your ASP.NET MVC Application with Doughnut Hole Caching

    The OutputCache attribute is a great way to improve both response time and scaleability, except there are many times when you can’t use it. Here’s how to leverage the HtmlHelper Action method to handle those exceptions. 05/11/2017

  • News

    Microsoft Build 2017: Evolving the Mobile-First, Cloud-First Message

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella provided the framework of Microsoft's developer tooling and services so far and a nicely detailed glimpse into future direction. Then EVP Scott Guthrie detailed the vast number of new and upcoming offerings as a preview to the sessions taking place the rest of the week. 05/10/2017

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    12 New Extensions for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017

    Let's catch up with the latest tools and extensions available for Visual Studio 2015 and the recently released Visual Studio 2017. 05/10/2017

  • Connection Strings

    What We Expect To See at Microsoft Build 2017

    Microsoft's big developer shindig often sets the agenda for Microsoft's development efforts for the next year and beyond. 05/09/2017

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Visual Studio Mobile Center: A Better Way To Build Mobile Apps

    Learn how Mobile Center helps you easily develop, build, test, distribute, and monitor your mobile apps. 05/09/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Turn Off Caching at the Browser

    You can force users to always get the most recent version of your ASP.NET Web page by using the last tool you'd expect to handle this: The OutputCache attribute. 05/08/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Video Sessions from VSLive! Now Available

    We've updated the videos recorded at the Redmond, Boston and Orlando shows. This week's .NET Podcast features a podcast stream of John Papa's session in Orlando on choosing a mobile direction for your company. 05/05/2017

  • News

    NativeScript 3.0 Updated

    NativeScript has undergone a major revision, with version 3.0 sporting improvements in cross-platform module implementations, command-line interface, and runtimes. 05/03/2017

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