Getting Started local development with Azure Cosmos DB services – Part 2

In my previous article we discussed about setting local development environment using Cosmos DB Emulator for Windows. With this part 2 of the article, we will cover developing, debugging and integration related aspects of using Cosmos DB Emulator. Developing with Cosmos DB Emulator Once you have Cosmos DB emulator installed and running on your machine, …

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Getting Started local development with Azure Cosmos DB services – Part 1

Azure Cosmos DB is a multi-API, multi-model highly scalable NoSQL database services from Microsoft Azure platform. In order to develop an application consuming Azure Cosmos DB requires an azure live subscription or emulator in your local machine. The Azure Cosmos DB Emulator provides a local development/test environment for Azure Cosmos DB development purposes. Using Azure …

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Azure in China

Microsoft Azure presence in China is always a question when there is a need for any customer to deploy azure applications specifically for Chinese Regional customers. Recently I had an interaction with a Microsoft Certified Trainer, who carelessly said Azure only uses Chinese partner based environment is only for serving CDN (Content Delivery Network) needs, …

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Visual Studio for Mac–Final–Released / Download Here

Microsoft has released Visual Studio for Mac, a revamped and renamed version of Xamarin Studio with little bit look and feel changes to make it look like Visual Studio product line has been released. With Visual Studio for Mac, you should be able to develop .NET/C#/ASP.NET based apps and XAMARIN Native and Forms based apps …

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.NET Framework 4.7–Released for All versions of Windows

Microsoft has released next version of .NET Framework (do not get confused with .NET Core) .  Though the .NET Framework 4.7 was released as part of Windows 10 Creators Update a month ago. You can now install the .NET Framework 4.7 on other versions of Windows Download the: .NET Framework 4.7  – Web installer  |  …

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Visual Studio 2017 Install error– 0x80131500 – Failed to Deserialize packages

I was frustrated by this error when I am trying to reinstall Visual Studio 2017 after my visual studio got corrupted/failed during upgrade to 15.1 ( or after a previous installation failed due to low disk space). There is a file called ‘state.json’ , in below mentioned path, which is creating this particular issue.  %ProgramData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Instances\<instance>  …

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