Blog posts on .NET, Azure, and more.

How to Setup and Connect to Azure Linux Virtual Machine

March 18, 2016 by Anuraj

Azure Linux Virtual Machine Ubuntu

This post is about creating and connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine running on Windows Azure. This is using the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS Image. First you need to create Linux VM in Azure, I am using old azure portal for creating the VM. You can create a VM using Quick Create option, you need to provide the VM Name, Image (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), Size, Password and Region.

Hosting ASPNET Core application in IIS

March 12, 2016 by Anuraj

ASPNET Core IIS ASPNET 5 HttpPlatformHandler Kestrel

This post is about hosting an ASPNET 5 application in IIS. By default ASPNET5 comes with Kestrel web server. You need to do following steps to host an ASPNET5 app in IIS.

Working with CSS Sprites

March 06, 2016 by Anuraj

.Net C# Web Optimization

CSS Sprites is a technique of combining multiple images into a single image file for use on a website, to help with performance. Using image sprites will reduce the number of server requests and save bandwidth. Here is the network requests for social icons for my blog. Since I was using 5 icons, browser was sending 5 browsers requests.

Entity Framework 7 Code First Migrations

February 20, 2016 by Anuraj

ASP.NET5 ASP.NET Core EF7 Entity Framework Code First Migration CodeProject

This post is about Entity Framework 7 Code First Migrations. Code First Migrations is a Entity Framework feature which helps to apply database schema changes without re-creating the whole database. In ASP.NET 5, Microsoft released EF 7, which helps to run migrations with dnx command.

How to setup Https on Kestrel

February 12, 2016 by Anuraj


This post is about setup Https on Kestrel. Kestrel is a cross-platform web server based on libuv, a cross-platform asynchronous I/O library. Kestrel is open-source, and you can view the Kestrel source on GitHub. Kestrel is a great option to at least include support for in your ASP.NET 5 projects so that your project can be easily run by developers on any of the supported platforms.

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