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 .NET Core 3 Preview Release 1 Arrives from Microsoft

Overview of Features and Updates to .NET with Release of .NET Core 3

Most of us here have been waiting eagerly for more news about .NET Core 3. We’re like Black Friday shoppers waiting outside BestBuy at dawn – we just KNOW we’re going to get something good. And so we did. Here's a summary of the new crazy tech goodness coming out of our favorite development framework as announced at Microsoft Connect(): 2018.

 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.

 Inrupt on the Solid Web Platform Is a New Paradigm of Privacy and Data Ownership

The creator of the World Wide Web has been operating in pre-launch stealth mode to develop a new, disruptive change to the way personal and social data is controlled and owned on the internet. If they are successful, it could upend the business models of the Facebooks and Googles of the world in deeply meaningful ways. Here’s what you need to know.

 What’s Happening with Microsoft Team Foundation Server and Azure DevOps?

This week, Microsoft announced the launch and release of a brand-new service – Azure DevOps. If you were to simply review their launch materials (liked to here) you would be forgiven if you assumed that it was a completely brand-new service. Well, it's kind of is and it’s kind of not and – judging by the social media posts we’ve seen over the last forty-eight hours – there are a lot of smart tech folks out there who don’t know what to make of it yet. Let’s see if we can clear that up for you.

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.

 Supreme Court Sales Internet Tax Ruling: South Dakota v. Wayfair

Depending on who you are listening to, the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the right of individual states to charge sales tax on internet transactions is either a small blip on the economics of internet retail or the end of eCommerce as we know it. The reality is that it’s something far more boring … it’s an open door for governmental regulation and additional economic friction.

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