The New Microsoft - Visual Studio Community, Open Source .NET, Expanded Xamarin Partnerships and more

The New Microsoft - Visual Studio Community, Open Source .NET, Expanded Xamarin Partnerships and more

One word. WOW. Boy am I glad I chose to work with Microsoft technologies back in the day when I had to choose the direction for my professional career. I started with .NET back in 2001 and have been full-time developing solutions and systems based on Microsoft technologies for a long time – but by the looks of recent announcements, I feel that the journey has just begun – and it looks like Microsoft really means business with their new directions and openness. Here’s some of my favorite recent announcements and changes from Microsoft. I’m very excited, and you should…

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Getting Started with Application Insights with Visual Studio 2015 for your ASP.NET Web Applications

Getting Started with Application Insights with Visual Studio 2015 for your ASP.NET Web Applications

Disclaimer: This post was written 2014-11-13, while the Application Insights were still in Beta/Preview. Changes will most likely happen, and therefore some information below may have changed by the time you read this. Introduction to Microsoft Application Insights One of the really cool features that was recently announced by Microsoft is the Application Insights integration with Visual Studio 2015. Don’t confuse this with reporting provided by services like Google Analytics, which only use client-side reporting capabilities. This is full server-side awesomeness which can report the health of your specific service or application directly, having the reports instantaneously accessible…

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