Visual Studio 2017 is finally here and you can download now. Visual Studio 2017 enables you to be more productive for any application and on any platform.
If you download Visual Studio 2017 by March 14, you’ll get a 60-day access to Xamarin University which is a sweet deal.
Visual Studio 2017 has a brand new installation experience which includes a minimal footprint for Visual Studio. Installation is quick (minutes not hours) and finally uninstalls cleanly. It’s also much easier to just install the features you want and need.
Quick Reference of New Features
For a full list of all new features, please take a look at the release notes.
Visual Studio 2017 Download
Visual Studio 2017 System Requirements
Visual Studio 2017 Release Notes
This post I’ll introduce you to Angular CLI (command line interface) and how you can use it to get started quickly with building your Angular app.
The roadmap for this blog series:
- Introduction to Angular CLI and using it to create a new Angular app
- Using Angular CLI for creating components, routes, services and more
- Adding in Bootstrap to update the look and feel of your Angular app
- Finally I’ll take a look at deploying and running your Angular apps on Azure
Both the Angular CLI and its generated projects have dependencies that require Node 6.9.0 or higher, together with NPM 3 or higher.
|npm install -g @angular/cli
After installation you can access help by running the following command:
Creating a New Angular App
To generate a new Angular app, just run the following command where “angular-cli-app” is the name of your app:
Generating and Serving your App
Once your project is scaffold, navigate to your project folder and then run the following command to serve your project via a local development server:
Once your app is up and running, navigate to http://localhost:4200/ to see it. Once the app is running, any changes you make will automatically apply and your app will reload.
As you can see it’s fairly straight forward to get started with an Angular app. The Angular CLI really takes care of everything for you compared to the days where you have to manually copy and paste the references and create each file necessary to get your app started.
In the next post I’ll dig deeper into using Angular-CLI to create components, routes, services and other stuff.
Source for this sample can be found here.
Test your coding skills and learn how to build solutions using Azure Functions at the same time. Earn badges for every challenge you complete and brag to your friends! You can code these challenges in the FREE Azure Functions experience or using your existing Azure subscription. Don’t worry, Azure Functions has more than enough free executions for you to last the whole challenge experience!
Also check out the new Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions. Use it to build and debug your function locally and then publish or zip deploy to your test function. If you already have an Azure subscription, you can also remotely debug your functions.
Azure Functions is an event-based serverless compute experience that scales based on your demand and you only pay for the resources used.
Click here to get started with the Azure Functions Code Challenge!
Get started using the Try Functions experience here.
Already have an Azure Subscription, then get started with your existing account here.
Download the Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions here.
Today Microsoft announced that Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 has been released with several new updates.
Azure and the Azure Stack integrated systems enable businesses to focus on investing energy and talent on turning their application portfolio into a strategic differentiator for their business. This approach enables customer choice and flexibility of deploying and operating their application where it best meets their business needs. IT can deliver far greater value by empowering development teams with self-service provisioning and cloud services while partnering with them to establish DevOps workflows that meet business policies and requirements.
- Deploy with ADFS for disconnected scenarios
- Start using Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets for scale out workloads
- Syndicate content from the Azure Marketplace to make available in Azure Stack
- Use Azure D-Series VM sizes
- Deploy and create templates with Temp Disks that are consistent with Azure
- Take comfort in the enhanced security of an isolated administrator portal
- Take advantage of improvements to IaaS and PaaS functionality
- Use enhanced infrastructure management functionality, such as improved alerting
Shortly after TP3, Azure Functions will now be available to run on Azure Stack TP3. This will be followed by Blockchain, Cloud Foundry and Mesos templates.
TP3 should the last planned technical preview before becoming available in mid-CY17.
Further reading and next steps
Learn more about Azure Stack and download Azure Stack Technical Preview 3.
Learn more about this announcement here.