dotNET Weekly Date: 2017-Mar-21 Week: 12 Year: 2017
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My last post on ASP.NET Core and IIS generated a lot of interest and also a lot of questions and discussion in the commment section to warrant a follow up post. In this post I address a few common themes that keep coming up in regards to IIS hosting of ASP.NET Core applications.

In this post, we’re going to look at Visual Studio 2017 and the updated CLI tools and what that means for .NET Core.

With so many .Net implementations, which should you use? And what do all those new names mean?

In the last post we installed Windows IoT Core on Raspberry. Today we try to connect hardware, and we will run our first Universal Windows Platform application.

While the Content-Security-Policy-Report-Only header is great, you probably want to run with that in production before actually switching to Content-Security-Policy.

With each version of Microsoft Windows Server comes a new version of Internet Information Services (IIS). With the recent release of Windows Server 2016 comes IIS version 10.

Libraries and Tools to the rescue

It's a easy and fast way to create professional documentation sites based on Markdown under IIS. It can be used as a simple Markdown handler to return HTML in the response, or to create full-fledged documentation systems based in easy to create (but powerful) templates. It works in Internet Information Services, locally with IISExpress (handy to develop the docs) and in Azure Web Sites. You can create your documentation site from any Markdown files in les than 30 seconds and have a lot of control over the final result. The project's own documentation site has been created with MIIS.

Along with Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft also released the .NET Core Tools 1.0, which are supported on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems to build cross-platform applications. Though it is part of the Visual Studio 2017 installer, but you can also download them separately.

It’s been a busy few months for SSDT with multiple Release Candidate releases of the 17.0 major release, and Visual Studio 2017 shipping this week. Here’s a quick update on the latest & greatest database tools updates you can try out.

. Check out the GitHub Project or view the Live Code Samples site. Here are a few of the samples included in this project.