.NET Framework Cleanup Tool User’s Guide

.NET Framework Cleanup Tool User’s Guide Introduction This .NET Framework cleanup tool is designed to automatically perform a set of steps to remove selected versions of the .NET Framework from a computer.  It will remove files, directories, registry keys and values and Windows Installer product registration information for the .NET Framework.  The tool is intended…

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.NET Framework Setup Verification Tool User’s Guide

.NET Framework Setup Verification Tool User’s Guide Introduction This .NET Framework setup verification tool is designed to automatically perform a set of steps to verify the installation state of one or more versions of the .NET Framework on a computer.  It will verify the presence of files, directories, registry keys and values for the .NET…

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Call for Microsoft Student Partner for Academic Year 2017 – 2018

This Ramadan, we’re back with the most anticipated news of the year; we’re hiring New Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) for academic year 2017 – 2018 in Pakistan. However, this year under guidance of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, we’ve regulated the process of accepting applications only through the university focal persons (please find the…


Announcing the .NET Framework 4.7 General Availability

Last Updated: 2017/06/15 Today, we are announcing the general availability of the .NET Framework 4.7. The .NET Framework 4.7 was released as part of Windows 10 Creators Update a month ago. You can now install the .NET Framework 4.7 on other versions of Windows. You can download the .NET Framework 4.7: Web installer Offline installer…


New distros coming to Bash/WSL via Windows Store

We’re REALLY excited about this announcement and think many of you will be too 😉 On May 11th 2017, during Microsoft’s Build conference keynote, Terry Myerson (EVP for Windows & Devices Group) made several announcements about the Windows Subsystem for Linux: We continue our partnership with our friends at Canonical to bring Ubuntu to the…


Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of the first preview of Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions. This preview introduces some exciting changes over our previous release. Beyond bringing support for Visual Studio 2017, this release: Enables creating pre-compiled C# functions that bring better cold start performance than script based functions, and opens…


Visual Studio 2017 version 15.1 Preview and Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

It’s only been a week since we released Visual Studio 2017 and we’re already working on an update: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.1 Preview. This Update preview includes two main changes: improvements to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) tools to support the Creators Update SDK and the addition of the Python tools. For full details…


Announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1. It is the first public release of .NET Core 2.0. We have great improvements that we want to share and that we would love to get your feedback on. You can develop .NET Core 2.0 apps with Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.3, Visual Studio for Mac…


Introducing Power BI Report Server for on-premises Power BI report publishing

Today Microsoft announced Power BI Premium – a capacity-based licensing model that increases flexibility for how users access, share and distribute content in Power BI. The new offering also introduces the ability to manage Power BI reports on-premises with the included Power BI Report Server. Power BI Report Server delivers the capabilities we made available…


Performance Improvements in .NET Core

Update (2017/06/12): Added BenchmarkDotNet blog post link. There are many exciting aspects to .NET Core (open source, cross platform, x-copy deployable, etc.) that have been covered in posts on this blog before. To me, though, one of the most exciting aspects of .NET Core is performance. There’s been a lot of discussion about the significant advancements…