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 Top Five Tips to Control Costs in Microsoft Azure

When you are using any large public cloud infrastructure – Azure included – there are a few potential issues to keep an eye out for. The biggest is cost. Note that I didn’t say “price,” I said “cost.” Let's take a look at some of the ways businesses and enterprises can control their cloud hosting costs in Microsoft Azure.

 Why ASP.NET Core Is the Modern Development Platform of Choice for Business and Enterprise Web Applications

Why ASP.NET Core Is the Modern Development Platform of Choice for Business and Enterprise Web Applications

We’ve written a lot about ASP.NET Core. Our team has been using it from day one – largely due to the significant performance gains (more on that in a minute). There are lots of other reasons developers and admins like the platform as well. But technical nuances are not how most corporate VPs and C-level executives make decisions. Fortunately, there are a lot of real-world, practical reasons why businesses and enterprises are moving their projects to ASP.NET Core … the kinds of things that impact the bottom line and warm the hearts or the most conservative CFOs. Here's what you need to know.

 .NET Core: Where We Are Now and the Arrival of .NET Core 3.0

.NET Core Status Update Version 3.0 Software Application Development Microsoft

The continuing development of the .NET Core framework continues to advance at a rapid pace. The breadth and scope of those advancements is a continuing sign of Microsoft’s commitment to the platform with a focus on open-source software and cross-platform functionality. There are a lot more great updates coming soon, and they are worth touching on. But let’s begin with where we are now.

Some recent events have demonstrated some of the challenges that can come from these arrangements. Twice in the last week we have been asked to jump in and help when a system or process has been disrupted by the hosting environment or the environment has not been available to assist when a disruption has occurred, resulting in significant outages, unnecessary heartache and costs, and more than a few sleepless nights for our customers’ in-house IT teams.

When we’re asked about what’s important to consider when choosing a hosting provider, here’s what we say.

In a way it’s hard to believe that more than two years have passed since the first production release of Microsoft’s .NET Core framework development platform. But it also feels like a long time because those two years have been full of advances, updates, and new releases. We have been developing applications on the Microsoft technology stack for more than fifteen years now, and we have never seen the pace of platform innovation moving this fast and effectively before. The Microsoft team is obviously dedicated and committed to the success of the platform.

 Why ASP.NET MVC Core Matters for Your Website and Apps

There is a dramatic shift away from developing traditional ASP.NET web applications … and we couldn’t be happier about it. Of course, we’re talking about the surging demand for websites and applications built upon ASP.NET MVC Core. MVC Core is a new development framework from Microsoft that we think is going to impact web app development for years.

 Adopting a Performance Focus With Software Development

Over the past few years I have given a number of talks and written multiple blog posts on the topic of performance optimization as it relates to software development.  These postings have been very technical in nature and focus greatly on the problem solving aspects of application performance.  However as I review my presentations one of the most critical aspects of application performance is actually business organization and dedication to application performance.  In this post I would like to review the common approaches that I see within development teams and easy ways for management to encourage positive change to focus more on development.

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