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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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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Azure SDK for .NET 3.0 available for Visual Studio 2015/2017

Windows Azure SDK for .NET, which include SDKs, basic tools, and extended tools for Visual Studio development for Azure Cloud enabled applications.  Microsoft has released latest Azure SDK for .NET along with Visual Studio 2017 (RTW). The new version v3.0 will support only Visual Studio 2015/2017, if you are using Visual Studio 2013 you can …

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Creating Visual Studio 2017 Offline Installer

In my earlier article, I shared the details to download various Visual Studio Editions. This is an online installer which would require associated packages to be downloaded from online Microsoft sources.  Means Microsoft is not providing an Offline ISO as a download like in Visual Studio 2015. This would be a time consuming process depending …

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Visual Studio 2017 Released

Microsoft has released today the latest version of Visual Studio. The new Visual Studio 2017 will help you develop apps for  Android, iOS, Windows, Web, and Cloud.  It will also help you use version management, be agile, and collaborate effectively. Includes support for Xcode 8.3, iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 tools and APIs in …

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