Visual Studio 2017 Resources

Visual Studio 2017 was launched March 7, 2017 and this live event was streamed around the world. Excitement for VS 2017 is growing and the number of new changes in the IDE is mind-boggling. To help with these changes, Microsoft has provided a few new resources to help developers.

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Microsoft Technical Guru – December 2016

The TechNet Guru December 2016 Winners have been announced.

This time I won a Bronze medal in the Microsoft Azure category for my article Understanding the Azure App Service Editor.

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Understanding the Azure App Service Editor

This article is also available on the Microsoft TechNet Wiki.

This article won a bronze medal in The Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards! (December 2016).

Azure App Service Editor is a new tool in Microsoft Azure. It is now available in preview in the Azure Portal.

The App Service Editor was formerly known as Visual Studio Online (Monaco). The tool provides a web-based editor for Azure Web Apps (previously Azure Web Sites). This allows you to make quick edits to your sites without having to open an IDE.

This article looks back on how to edit a web app with older technology (Kudu) and how to use the preview version of App Service Editor to make edits to your sites.

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Learn ASP.NET Core with these videos

ASP.NET CoreMicrosoft Channel 9 icon is a hot topic now amongst Microsoft developers. ASP.NET Core is a “lean and composable framework for building web and cloud applications”. The entire code base is open source and can be used to build cross-platform apps on both .NET Core and the full .NET Framework.

Microsoft knows developers want to learn this new way of building apps. They have always been excellent at delivering online learning tools and the same is true for ASP.NET Core. Microsoft Ignite was held in Atlanta in late September and they have published 749 of their session videos onto both the Microsoft Ignite On-Demand site and Channel 9.

Microsoft Ignite

For developers looking for the latest info on ASP.NET Core, check out these Ignite videos:

  • Explore web development with Microsoft ASP.NET Core 1.0 (Video | Slides)
  • Explore the new, cross-platform .NET Core 1.0 (Video | Slides)
  • Dive deep into ASP.NET Core 1.0 (Video | Slides)

For those looking for an updated overview of the Microsoft developer ecosystem, there is this video also from Ignite by Scott Hanselman:

  • Review the Microsoft application platform for developers (Video)

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Finally, the Microsoft Virtual Academy has posted two new ASP.NET Core videos:

I hope these video tutorials help you learn what .NET Core and ASP.NET Core has to offer.