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.NET Core 1.0.0 RC2 with VS2015 Tooling Preview 1

Today Microsoft announced the availability of .NET Core 1.0.0 RC2 with VS2015 Tooling Preview 1.

The documentation about the release is available as follows:

The last link above point to the installation. I choose the Visual Studio Official MSI Installer

Another announcement made this very same day, is the realise of Entity Framework Core RC2

I then followed this tutorial to create a ASP.NET Core MVC application

Everything worked as expected!

Migrating from DasBlog to version 3.3

This weekend I migrated my blog over to version 3.3.

The process

  1. Export your blog from DasBlog using the DasBlogMS tool. This tool use to be publicly available, but that does not appear to be the case anymore. Fortunately I was able to find a copy here, thank-you Shital Shah.
  2. After you have downloaded and installed log in as Admin. Now go to http://[YourDomainName]/admin/#/settings/advanced.
  3. Under tools click on the import button. Select the XML file you created earlier.

After the import
The imported blogs reside in the BlogEngine.NET\App_Data\posts folder. You may not see these files using the solution explorer in visual studio, so open up the folder in File Explorer.
I found that I had to change the Author name for all my imports to "Admin" (i.e. <author>Admin</author>)

The application emails out a newsletter and the mailing list has some fictitious names you need to remove. Open BlogEngine.NET\App_Data\newsletter.xml and remove the unwanted entries.