After installing .NET security patches to address CVE-2018-8421, SharePoint workflows stop working (KB 4457916/4457035 and others)

*** FINAL UPDATE IV *** Adding link to video Important As some companies cannot make changes based on Blog posts, we worked on a public KB that can be found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4465015/sharepoint-workflows-stop-after-cve-2018-8421-security-update The KB has a watered down version of Joe’s script. If you have Nintex workflows, favor the scripts on this post. We put together…


Update on .NET Core 3.0 and .NET Framework 4.8

In May, we announced .NET Core 3.0, the next major version of .NET Core that adds support for building desktop applications using WinForms, WPF, and Entity Framework 6. We also announced some exciting updates to .NET Framework which enable you to use the new modern controls from UWP in existing WinForms and WPF applications. Today, Microsoft is…

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Are your Windows Forms and WPF applications ready for .NET Core 3.0?

Download Portability Analyzer (2.37 MB) At Build 2018 we announced that we are enabling Windows desktop applications (Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Framework (WPF)) with .NET Core 3.0. You will be able to run new and existing Windows desktop applications on .NET Core and enjoy all the benefits that .NET Core has to offer, such as application-local…


How to Convince Your Management to Upgrade to Visual Studio 2017 for C# and C++ Developers

Have you tried Visual Studio 2017 at home and want to use it at work? Here are eight reasons to upgrade today that you can share with your management: Faster Than Ever Efficient Code Navigation Refactorings and Quick Actions Additions to Core Editor Functionality Debugging Improvements New and Refreshed Unit Testing Experience Code Style Configuration…


Navigation Update for Azure DevOps

Back in June of this year, we rolled out the first iteration of our new navigation model for Azure DevOps. We’ve spent the summer improving that experience based on the feedback many of you have provided. Thank you! Our next step is to move from the new model being a preview, to becoming the navigation for…

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Vcpkg: a tool to acquire and build C++ open source libraries on Windows

Last update: 09/28/2018 We are delighted to announce the availability of Vcpkg on GitHub https://github.com/Microsoft/vcpkg . Vcpkg simplifies acquiring and building open source libraries on Windows. Acquiring native libraries on Windows is a critical part of the application development process; in our surveys, you told us that 80% of your C++ projects depend on two…

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Improving your productivity in the Visual Studio Editor

Over the last few updates to Visual Studio 2017, we’ve been hard at work adding new features to boost your productivity while you’re writing code. Many of these are the result of your direct feedback coming from the UserVoice requests, Developer Community tickets, and direct feedback we’ve encountered while talking to developers like you. We…


System.IO.Pipelines: High performance IO in .NET

System.IO.Pipelines is a new library that is designed to make it easier to do high performance IO in .NET. It’s a library targeting .NET Standard that works on all .NET implementations. Pipelines was born from the work the .NET Core team did to make Kestrel one of the fastest web servers in the industry. What…