Tag Archives: Visual Studio 2015

MVC 6: Your Web Development World is About to Get Rocked!

If you missed the live-stream of our latest webinar on 7/22/2015, never fear! Check out the link below to get yourself up to speed with MVC 6. The webinar is led by instructor and skijoring enthusiast, Don Kiely, and I should warn you in advance …it will rock your world!

For years, Microsoft did its best in battling rapid changes with the Internet to keep its ASP.NET and MVC technology up to speed. However; it’s been nearly 15 years since ASP.NET first hit the web, and those changes simply became too dramatic to overcome.

Enter Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft’s way of throwing out the “old ASP.NET manual” and rebuilding things from the ground up. Visual Studio 2015 was released on 7/20/2015, along with the .NET Framework 4.6 and updated web development tools. With MVC being part of ASP.NET, it has strapped itself in and come along for the update adventure!

This massive update now sees MVC boasting new features like broad support for new web technologies, as well as editor updates for JSON, HTML, and JavaScript. It will also now be much easier and more fun (!) to write robust web applications thanks to tools like HTML5 and CSS.

So this is a big deal?

Absolutely! Not only is the jump from ASP.NET to ASP.NET 5 as significant as switching from Classic ASP to ASP.NET was, but this bad boy is also open source! MVC, Web API, and Web Pages have been combined into a single unified open source programming model, which is hosted on GitHub. There are new tag helpers, view components, simpler dependency management, dependency injection, and more!

As you can see, there is suddenly a lot of stuff to learn about the all new Visual Studio 2015. With our new webinar, you will get a high level look at the newest MVC 6 and ASP.NET 5 features, as well as a jumpstart on building web applications using the new Microsoft stack. Instructor Don Kiely will walk you through these new and exciting changes and features, and have you ready to be a Visual Studio superstar in no time.

Check out the link below (it’s free)…just be sure to turn the volume up to eleven!


NOTE: Both MVC 6 and ASP.NET 5 are included with this release; however, you cannot yet use them for production purposes.

The RC1 (release candidate 1) for ASP.NET 5 is slated for release in November 2015, which will have a “Go Live License”. This “Go Live License” indicates that Microsoft is ready to fully support ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6 and that they are confident that users will be able to use the technologies for production applications.

A helpful roadmap of release dates can be viewed here:


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May the Webinars Be With You

May seems to be webinar month here at LearnNowOnline. With three exciting events on the calendar, it’s a great time to explore some of the most buzzed-about new and updated technologies including Visual Studio 2015, Windows 10, and Swift. We hope you’ll join us for these upcoming events:

joemayoWhat’s New in Visual Studio 2015
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On May 13th Joe Mayo will once again present “What’s New in Visual Studio 2015.” In this live session, you will get a great overview of the changes from the previous versions of Visual Studio. You will also learn about some of the updates that were released at Build, including the newest version called Visual Studio Code. Code is a free version of Visual Studio 2015 that is really a very powerful editor that runs on multiple platforms. You’ll also learn of any new updates that may come from Microsoft before the 13th.

benkovich-bwBuilding Apps for Windows 10 with Visual Studio
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On May 27th Mike Benkovich will continue the Visual Studio conversation when he presents “Building Apps for Windows 10 using Visual Studio.” Windows 10 is expected to bring the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 plus some new advancements. Mike will cover this exciting update, including related information recently released at Build.

Introduction to Swift  | Watch recording
In this webinar recorded earlier this month, Jordan Hudgens covers Swift, the newest programming language from Apple. Swift is designed for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, and is meant to be easier, faster, and safer than Objective-C.  You can use Swift to replace or work in conjunction with Objective-C. Watch the replay now:

This webinar coincides with the release of two new Swift courses from LearnNowOnline: Swift for iOS: Basics and Swift for iOS: Creating an Application. These two courses will give you an overview of Swift and its basic commands, plus you will learn how to create a simple application.

To register for any of these webinars, or to view recordings of previous webinars, check out http://www.learnnowonline.com/webinars.

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Brian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.