Strap yourself in friends, because this is going to be a bumper edition. Microsoft has released the first preview of ASP.NET Core 2.1 and you can find all the blog posts related to that in the section dedicated to it.
Because there is so much content, I am leaving out the Interesting Videos and Code sections this week.
Have a great weekend and enjoy playing with all the new goodies!
Do you need to migrate a very old website to the latest ASP.NET technologies? If so, then you may find this blog post from Scott Hanselman useful, as he walks through upgrading his Hanselminutes podcast from the old Web Pages technology to Razor Pages.
I have seen some discontent recently against AutoMapper (which I personally quite like). Here is an interesting approach from Cezary Piątek who developed a Roslyn code fix provider to generate mapping code.