- Heads up: TFS 2015.2.1 coming – Brian Harry highlights the planned release of a minor update to TFS 2015 Update 2, being called TFS 2015.2.1 which addresses some of the reported bugs in Update 2
- HLSL Tools for Visual Studio v1.0 released – Tim Jones announces the 1.0 release of the HLSL Tools for Visual Studio, bringing extended support for HLSL Shaders in Visual Studio, including intellisense, navigation support, syntax checking and custom editor options
- Building strongly typed application configuration utility with Roslyn – Filip W takes a look at building a configuration system using Roslyn allowing your application config to be provided as strongly typed C# code in a script file
- Anatomy of a Low Impact Visual Studio Install – Art Leonard shares a look at improvements to the componentization of Visual Studio, including changes to reduce the size of the basic editor component to help aid the speed of install.
- One Weird Trick To Improve Web Performance – Nik Molnar shares a look at some of the performance benefits that can be obtained by enabling Transport Layer Security, including HTTP2, Brotli compression, service workers and other platform features which require a Secure Context.
- Background Tasks in .NET – Derek Comartin takes a look at running background and scheduled tasks, exploring the use of Hangfire, a library which provides capabilities for running fire and forget tasks in ASP.NET, including dealing with peristence and synchronisation between other nodes.
- 10 things to know about DocumentDB Partitioned Collections – Aravind Ramachandran gives a good overview of the new Partitioned collections in Azure Document DB
- 30 Days of Zumo.v2 (Azure Mobile Apps): Day 12 – Conflict Resolution – Adrian Hall takes a look at the resolution of conflicts resulting from data changes in multiple instances of an application (say a web application and mobile application)
- Marten as an Event Store — Now and the Future Vision | The Shade Tree Developer – Jeremy D Miller discusses the Evnt Store Capabilities of Marten, illustrating their use with an example which uses them and the projection support which provides rearside projections which give an alternative view on the event data.