Parallel Extensions CTP and the Parallel Computing Developer Center [Judd Hall]

The CLR Team has been working with the Parallel Computing Platform Team for the past year on some innovative ideas in parallel computing.  Yesterday, the Parallel Computing Platform Team announced the Parallel Computing Developer Center along with their first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework.  We encourage you to download…

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December 2007 Cumulative Time Zone Update is Now Available [Josh Free]

In case you have not heard, the December 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems is now available.  The update can be downloaded right now from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942763; the software update will also be available via Windows Update on an upcoming date.  This update includes everything previously released in the August 2007 cumulative…

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.NET Framework 3.5 Now Available! [Justin Van Patten]

.NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 have officially shipped!  Soma has the announcement on his blog and the downloads are available here. There’s over 250 new features in .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.  Here’s a list of new BCL features available in .NET 3.5: System.DateTimeOffsetA new date time data structure that can specify…

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Change in System.ServiceProcess shutdown is coming in 3.5 RTM [Inbar Gazit]

In all current versions of the Framework we do not close the actual service when we get a shutdown request from the OS. Instead we just call OnShutdown and hope that the user has overridden this method and called Stop() themselves. We found out that many developers didn’t know they had to do that and…

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