With each release of Visual Studio it’s getting easier to connect your application to Azure services. To access Visual Studio Connected Services, go to your projects Overview which can be accessed by right clicking on your project and select Overview.
Then select the Connected Services tab on the left to show the list of Connected Services available in your Visual Studio instance. More connected services can be installed from either the Visual Studio Marketplace or from within Visual Studio by going to the Tools –> Extensions and Updates… menu item.
To configure a particular Connected Service, just click on it and follow the prompts to wire up the desired Azure service.
With the announcement of what’s new in for Azure Development in Visual Studio on May 30 2018, support for three more Azure services were made available:
For a full list of available Connected Services take a look at the Microsoft Visual Studio Marketplace.
New Updates for Azure Development in Visual Studio
Visual Studio Marketplace
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Just like VS Code, extensions provide more functionality to SQL Operations Studio. These extensions can come from Microsoft or the community.
Adding Extensions to SQL Operations Studio
1. Open the Extensions manager by going to the View menu and selecting Extensions. After clicking on the Extensions menu item, the Extensions navigation icon shows up on the left side. I’m not sure why this isn’t always available like it is in VS Code.
2. Browse and select an available extension. At this time there are 9 extensions available to choose from.
3. Click on the green button to install the desired extension. In my case I’m trying to install RedGate SQL Search which is a tool I use in SQL Server Management Studio. This will download the extension but if you try to double click and run it, the installation will fail. Instead you need to install it from SQL Operations Studio.
4. From SQL Operations Studio, press
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+p, and type
Extensions: Install from VSIX and then press enter.
5. You should then see a notification in the bottom right corner of SQL Operations Studio indicating the extension has successfully been installed.
What is Microsoft SQL Operations Studio
Installing SQL Operations Studio
Extending the functionality of SQL Operations Studio
On June 1, 2018 I received notification from Microsoft that I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in the category of Azure for 2018-2019. This is my first MVP award and I feel truly honored, excited and thankful. I could not have got here without all the support from the community, so thank you! I look forward to continuing my work with the community and working towards my renewal next year.
In case the above image doesn’t load, here is what the letter states…
Dear Callon Campbell,
Congratulations! We’re pleased to present you with the 2018-2019 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in recognition of your exceptional technical community leadership. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in the following technical communities during the past year:
· Microsoft Azure
Congratulations to all the other newly awarded, or renewed Microsoft MVP’s all over the world! You truly are an amazing community
Microsoft MVP Award
Callon Campbell MVP Profile
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