On November 10, 2020 Microsoft announced the release of .NET 5.0. The much-awaited upgrade is the next major release of .NET Core following 3.1. It is named .NET 5.0 and not .NET Core 4.0 for two reasons – first, Microsoft did not want users to confuse it with .NET Framework 4.0; and second, the word ‘Core’ was… Continue reading .NET 5.0 – The Future of .NET Frameworks

In the technology services industry, we love to talk about all the business benefits of moving to the cloud. Though, in the bygones, the conversation was merely about consolidation and costs. With IT budgets still a driving force; today, the talks have been shifted to the practical benefits that cloud computing can bring: affordability, flexibility,… Continue reading Powering your Business with Microsoft Azure

One of the biggest challenges facing IoT projects is how to reliably and securely connect devices to the solution back end to enable the device to send telemetry and retrieve commands. IoT devices have different characteristics as compared to other clients such as browsers and mobile apps. IoT devices: • Are often embedded systems with… Continue reading Azure IoT Hub – Connecting your Device to the Cloud

EF (Entity Framework) is Microsoft’s flagship data access platform — an extended ORM (Object Relational Mapper) that abstracts the calls to the ADO.Net data access provider underneath. The latest version of this ORM is Entity Framework 7. EF 7 is an extensible and lightweight version of Entity Framework that enables support for new platforms and… Continue reading Entity Framework 7- A Major Redesign of Entity Framework

Cloud computing requires new security paradigms that are unfamiliar to many application users, database administrators, and programmers. Consequently, some organizations are reluctant to implement a cloud infrastructure for data management due to perceived security risks. However, much of this concern can be alleviated through a better understanding of the security features built into Microsoft Azure… Continue reading Improved Security, Enhanced Development with SQL Azure

ASP.NET 5 is a new open-source and cross-platform framework for building modern cloud-based Web applications using .NET. It offers significant architectural level changes that make the core web framework much leaner and more modular. It is built from the ground up to provide an optimized development framework for apps that are either deployed to the… Continue reading Building Modern Web Apps Using ASP.NET 5

The mobile world is constantly changing. When your business observes a need to have a mobile app to run across major platforms and devices, you often face the dilemma that which platform to deploy – Native or cross-platform? If you favor one specific platform for your app to live in, the traditional “Build Apps Natively”… Continue reading Building Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin.Forms

Are you looking for developing, packaging, and deploying powerful applications and services to the cloud? Is creating highly-available, infinitely-scalable applications and APIs a challenge for you? Azure Websites and Virtual Machines enable web applications on Azure. Upload your application and Azure handles the deployment details – from provisioning and load balancing to health monitoring for… Continue reading Windows Azure – Building and Deploying Cloud Services

There is a lot of confusion in the industry when it comes to the cloud, while different terms like Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, and Software as a Service are also adding to the confusion. This is the most commonly used taxonomy for differentiating between types of cloud services. The industry has… Continue reading Cloud Computing: What You Need to Know!

Windows Azure SQL Reporting is a cloud-based reporting service for the Windows Azure Platform built on SQL Server Reporting Services technologies. SQL Azure Reporting provides many benefits, including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability, reduced management overhead, and secure access for viewing and managing reports. By using SQL Reporting, you can easily deploy reporting solutions… Continue reading How to Develop SQL Azure Reporting?