Application Building with .NET Aspire & ASP.NET Core 8

Spend 2 days with Distinguished Engineer David Fowler and .NET Product Architect Damian Edwards learning how to build distributed applications with the newly announced .NET Aspire stack and ASP.NET Core 8. Guest appearance by Scott Hanselman.

    This workshop has been updated to take advantage of new features in .NET 8 & C# 12 including Blazor, Minimal APIs, Identity Endpoints, container build, and more, as well covering the brand-new distributed application stack for .NET, Aspire. You’ll build a complete distributed application from scratch over two days, taught by the software and product architects responsible for ASP.NET Core and .NET Aspire.

    Target Audience:

    This workshop is targeted at participants who are interested in learning how to build web and API applications in ASP.NET Core and .NET Aspire. You can be new to .NET, or be building ASP.NET Core applications already, but some basic development experience is expected.


    • Basic software development experience is required, including familiarity with basic programming language constructs, tools, and techniques.
    • Web development experience is preferred but not required.

    Computer Setup:

    • Windows 10/11, macOS, or Linux laptop
    • EITHER Visual Studio Preview (17.9.x) with the following workloads installed
    • ASP.NET and web development
    • .NET desktop development
    • OR Visual Studio Code with the following extensions installed
    • C#
    • C# Dev Kit (optional)
    • .NET 8 SDK (8.0.100 or later)
    • Node.js (20.10 or later)
    • Docker Desktop
    Damian Edwards
    Architect on .NET at Microsoft

    Damian Edwards is a Principal Program Manager on the ASP.NET team, responsible for the core ASP.NET runtime and Web Forms. He's also an active open source participant, as the creator of the Web Forms MVP and SignalR open source ASP.NET projects, as well as various jQuery plugins.

    David Fowler
    Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft

    David Fowler has been at Microsoft for 13 years working on developer frameworks and tools in the .NET space. He's one of the creators of several popular OSS frameworks and tools such as NuGet, SignalR and ASP.NET Core. He's an avid open source advocate and developer currently focused on helping teams at Microsoft adopt .NET 5/6 and beyond.

    Scott Hanselman
    VP, Developer Communities, Microsoft,

    Scott is a web developer who has been blogging at for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott has three podcasts, for tech talk, on developers' lives and loves, and for pop culture and tech media. He's written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.

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