Cross-Platform with .NET Core

Many people mean .NET Framework when they say .NET, but there's more to it than that. .NET is an ECMA standard that has different implementations - .NET Framework Mono, Unity and now .NET Core. .NET Core is cross-platform it runs on Windows, OS X and multiple distributions of Linux. It also supports different CPU architectures. For example Linux distribution and CPU architecture will be supported soon. Goal is to make the cost of abstraction clear to developers, by implementing a pay-for-play model that makes obvious the costs that come from employing a higher-level abstraction to solve a problem. .NET core will favor performance with standard library that minimizes allocation and the overall memory footprint of your system. More...

Becoming an effective leader

Why is it that certain people seem to naturally inspire confidence, loyalty, and hard work, while others ( who may have just as much vision and smarts) stumble? It is a timeless question and there is no simple answer.  Why is it that Let your passion be a part of who you are as a leader. Lead with both your head and your heart. Do you know how to set direction, align people, motivate and inspire? Effective leaders periodically take stock of their personal strengths and shortcomings. They ask: “What do I like to do? What am I really good at?” More...

Experience with Microsoft HoloLens hands on

augmented realityHololens is augmented reality or mixed reality - call it whatever you like, but you should get the idea main that it is not virtual reality. You don not need to get pills to get into matrix or to get back into normal world. But last week from March 31, Microsoft let us see what it is actually like to use HoloLens on stage yourself or to buy actual developer edition. Current price is unrealistic for many people, but if you want to be first on the market it can make sense, for now it is $3000 and you have to wait in line, probably around 3-6 month to get it, but you can actually do it for real.

Alex Kipman (technical fellow from Microsoft) worked on Hololens from idea to production for the last seven years, if you go back to the idea he first pitched to Microsoft, which became Kinect. When the motion-sensing Xbox accessory was released, just in time for the 2010 holidays, it became the fastest-selling consumer gaming device of all time. Finally, project was released to developers only 10 days ago. More...

Next stop: MBA? Foster TMMBA strong!

UW Go HuskiesWant to change the world? For as long as I can remember, technology has been a vital part of my life. My parents bought me a ZX Spectrum computer when I was 5 years old, and my mother went out of her way to make me feel like computer programmers are “cool” and that software programming would soon define the future of our world. So, I made it my priority to study English and computer languages in hopes that one day I would be able to become a programmer myself. Today, I am proud to say that I have achieved that goal by graduating with a master’s degree in computer science from the Kharkov Aerospace University and by developed it further with 10 years in professional software development. With that success under my belt, I feel that I am ready to advance beyond my childhood aspirations of being a computer engineer. More...

Welcome to BlogEngine.NET

If you see this post it means that BlogEngine.NET is running and the hard part of creating your own blog is done. There is only a few things left to do.

Write Permissions

To be able to log in, write posts and customize blog, you need to enable write permissions on the App_Data and Custom folders. If your blog is hosted at a hosting provider, you can either log into your account’s admin page or call the support.

If you wish to use a database to store your blog data, we still encourage you to enable this write access for an images you may wish to store for your blog posts.  If you are interested in using Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, SQL CE, or other databases, please see the BlogEngine docs to get started.


When you`ve got write permissions set, you need to change the username and password. Find the sign-in link located either at the bottom or top of the page depending on your current theme and click it. Now enter "admin" in both the username and password fields and click the button. You will now see an admin menu appear. It has a link to the "Users" admin page. From there you can change password, create new users and set roles and permissions. Passwords are hashed by default so you better configure email in settings for password recovery to work or learn how to do it manually.

Configuration and Profile

Now that you have your blog secured, take a look through the settings and give your new blog a title.  BlogEngine.NET is set up to take full advantage of many semantic formats and technologies such as FOAF, SIOC and APML. It means that the content stored in your BlogEngine.NET installation will be fully portable and auto-discoverable.  Be sure to fill in your author profile to take better advantage of this.

Themes and Plugins

One last thing to consider is customizing the look and behavior of your blog. We have themes and plugins available right out of the box. You can install more right from admin panel under Custom.

On the web

You can find news about BlogEngine.NET on the official website. For tutorials, documentation, tips and tricks visit our docs site. The ongoing development of BlogEngine.NET can be followed at Github. You can also subscribe to our Youtube channel.

Good luck and happy writing.

The BlogEngine.NET team