Khalid Kal

Khalid Kal


Get The Most Out Of Azure with Your Visual Studio Subscription

With your Visual Studio subscription, you have a wide range of benefits to help you explore cloud development with Azure. From customized education to developer tools, cloud services, and support, you can find these resources by visiting the subscriber portal at

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Rylan  Becker

Rylan Becker


Writing U-SQL scripts using Visual Studio for Azure Data Lake Analytics

In the 2nd article of the series for Azure Data Lake Analytics, we will use Visual Studio for writing U-SQL scripts.


Azure Data Lake stores the unstructured, structured, and semi-structured data in the Azure cloud infrastructure. You can use Azure portal, Azure Data Factory(ADF), Azure CLI, or various other tools. In the previous article, An overview of Azure Data Lake Analytics and U-SQL, we explored the Azure Data lake Analytics using the U-SQL script.

In this article, we will understand U-SQL scripts and executing them using Visual Studio.

U-SQL scripts execution in the Visual Studio

U-SQL is known as a big data query language, and it combines the syntax similar to t-SQL and the power of C## language. You can extract, transform data in the required format using the scripts. It has few predefined extractors for CSV, Text, TSV for extracting data from these formats. Similarly, it allows you to convert the output to your desired format. It offers big data processing from gigabyte to petabyte scale. You can combine data from Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure SQL DB Azure Blob Storage, Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

You can develop and execute the scripts locally using Visual Studio. Later, you can move your resources to the Azure cloud. This approach allows you to save the cost for Azure resources ( compute and storage) because in the Visual Studio, it does not cost you for the executions.

To use these scripts in the Visual Studio, you should have _the _Azure Data Lake and Stream Analytics Tools installed. You can navigate to Visual Studio installer -> Workloads-> Data Storage and processing -> Azure Data lake and Stream Analytics.

Launch the Visual Studio 2019 and create a new U-SQL project. You get a few other templates such as Class Library, Unit Test project and sample application as well. We will work with a project template that creates a project with your USQL scripts.

#azure #sql azure #visual studio #azure data lake analytics #visual studio #u-sql

Brain  Crist

Brain Crist


Visual Studio Subscriptions administrator feature updates

Over the past few months, we’ve interviewed a number of our Visual Studio Subscriptions administrators, and had a couple different surveys running in the administration portal to better understand what you like, don’t like, and absolutely hate about the current admin experience (yes the surveys are read by the PM team; it’s not a black hole).

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We’ve heard your feedback about wanting an improved administration experience and have made a few big changes we hope you’ll like! Almost everything shared below can be accessed in the portal, just sign in to get started.

Administration portal changes

New look and functionality

If you haven’t already noticed, there have been changes to the look of the portal, as well as some added functionality. The overview, agreement details, and maximum usage reports now appear on a fly-out panel that can be closed when you’d like to maximize your dashboard view. The maximum usage report now includes graphics to help you easily see the last 12 months. Minimize this panel to see your subscribers’ details and customize which columns are visible to you with the new column picker. This functionality is currently only in the “manage subscribers” tab, with plans to extend to other tabs in the portal soon.

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Groups

If you’re an admin for an agreement that can over-assign subscriptions, you can add security groups created in Azure AD, and the portal will automatically assign subscriptions for individuals added to those groups. The portal will also remove subscriptions when those users are removed from the Azure AD group. Check out this article or the video below to learn how this feature can save you time and make your subscription assignment process easier.

Microsoft Account to Azure AD connect emails private preview

Do you have subscriptions assigned to a mix of personal and work accounts? Join the connect emails private preview to transition your subscribers from using personal accounts to authenticated work accounts in Azure AD. The new connect emails feature searches your Azure AD to find matches based on your subscribers’ names. This improves governance for your organization—ensuring that subscribers no longer with your company have their access automatically revoked when they are removed from your Azure AD. If you’d like to participate in the limited private preview, please reach out to our preview alias. Learn more in this article or the video below.

#visual studio #administrator #azure active directory #developer #visual studio subscriptions

Juanita  Apio

Juanita Apio


[Guest post] Learn C# with Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, and Unity

UPDATE: The book giveaway challenge is complete. We will be announcing winners on the Visual Studio blog within the next week. Thank you for your submissions!

Visual Studio is an amazing development tool. But Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac are more than just intuitive, state-of-the-art development environments. They’re also remarkably powerful learning and exploration tools, with features to help you create and understand your code. I love teaching and learning about C## with Visual Studio. That’s why my co-author, Jenny Greene, and I put Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac right at the center of our latest book, _Head First C# _(4th edition), published by O’Reilly Media. _Head First C# _incorporates Visual Studio directly in the learning. combining Visual Studio with the unique and innovative “brain-friendly” Head First approach to teaching helps us make learning C## easier and more fun for our readers.

#visual studio #c# #unity #visual studio 2019 for mac #visual studio for mac

Houston  Sipes

Houston Sipes


Deploy ASP.NET website on Azure App Service using visual studio 2019

* Prerequisites:-

  1. If you don’t have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
  2. Install Visual Studio 2019 with the ASP.NET and web development workload.

* Steps:-

  1. Create an ASP.NET Web App on Visual Studio

(skip this step if you already have existing Web App)

2. Create a Web App using App Service on Azure Portal.

3. Publish your web app to Azure App Service.

Step-1: Create an ASP.NET Web App:-

  1. Open Visual Studio 2019 >Create a New Project

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2. In Search Bar Type asp and select ASP.NET Web Application(.Net Framework) then click Next

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3. Write your Project Name and Select Location then click on Create.

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4. Create a New ASP.NET Web Application > Create.

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5. You have successfully created your web application, you can Test by Clicking on IIS Express.

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Step-2: Create App Service on Azure Portal:-

  1. Go to Azure portal -> Portal Menu -> App Services

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2. In App Services Click on Add

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3. in create Web App select Resource Group, Name, Publish, Runtime Stack, Operating System, Region, and Size :

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4. Next: Monitoring > Next: Tags > Next : Review+Create > Create

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5. Deployment being Start. After Complete Deployment >Go to Resource

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Here you can see the Overview of your Created App Service.

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#web-app-services #azure #visual-studio #developer #deployment #visual studio code

Wasswa  Meagan

Wasswa Meagan


Visualizing The Code Coverage Results From Azure Pipelines in Visual Studio

In a previous posts, I explained how to computing code coverage for a .NET Core project with Azure DevOps and Coverlet. In this post, the code coverage visualization could be done directly in Azure DevOps. As a developer, you want to see these results directly into the IDE.

  1. Download the code coverage file from the build artifacts
  2. Open the file in Visual Studio
  3. In the “Code Coverage Results” tool window, find the method you want and double click on it to open the file in the editor with the coverage highlight

#azure devops #azure #tools #visual studio