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

*** FINAL UPDATE VI *** SharePoint CUs are out The Nov 2018 SharePoint CUs The SharePoint with fixes are available. Some environments using third-party solution may still need to follow the steps on this post: Description of the security update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016: November 13, 2018 (KB4461501) Description of the security update for…


A preview of UX and UI changes in Visual Studio 2019

Over the years, we’ve learned that sharing the evolution of Visual Studio, with you – our users – early and often helps us to deliver the best possible experience for our community. We’re excited to share today that, as part of the development of Visual Studio 2019, we’ve been looking to refresh our theme, update…


Building C# 8.0

Building C# 8.0 The next major version of C# is C# 8.0. It’s been in the works for quite some time, even as we built and shipped the minor releases C# 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3, and I’m quite excited about the new capabilities it will bring. The current plan is that C# 8.0 will ship…


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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Making every developer more productive with Visual Studio 2019

Today, in the Microsoft Connect(); 2018 keynote, Scott Guthrie announced the availability of Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1. This is the first preview of the next major version of Visual Studio. In this Preview, we’ve focused on a few key areas, such as making it faster to open and work with projects stored in git…


URLGenie Management Pack for SCOM – An Easy, Powerful Solution for Bulk Website Monitoring

  2018.12.10: Version 2.0.0.36 available. Fixed the clientcert group population. 2018.10.23 Update: Version 2 now available!  Current version: 2.0.0.36 (this does require a rip and replace of previous versions before v2.x) Management pack and Guide available for download here. (the guide has been fully updated )   Let me start by first saying that I was inspired to…

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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…


Announcing .NET Standard 2.1

Since we shipped .NET Standard 2.0 about a year ago, we’ve shipped two updates to .NET Core 2.1 and are about to release .NET Core 2.2. It’s time to update the standard to include some of the new concepts as well as a number of small improvements that make your life easier across the various implementations…


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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Take C# 8.0 for a spin

Take C# 8.0 for a spin Yesterday we announced the first preview of both Visual Studio 2019 (Making every developer more productive with Visual Studio 2019) and .NET Core 3.0 (Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 1 and Open Sourcing Windows Desktop Frameworks). One of the exciting aspects of that is that you get to play…