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…


Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.2

Today we’re making the final version of EF Core 2.2 available, alongside ASP.NET Core 2.2 and .NET Core 2.2. This is the latest release of our open-source and cross-platform object-database mapping technology. EF Core 2.2 RTM includes more than a hundred bug fixes and a few new features: Spatial data support Spatial data can be…


Handling a new era in the Japanese calendar in .NET

Typically, calendar eras represent long time periods. In the Gregorian calendar, for example, the current era spans (as of this year) 2,018 years. In the Japanese calendar, however, a new era begins with the reign of a new emperor. On April 30, 2019, Emperor Akihito is expected to abdicate, which will bring to an end…


Cross-platform Time Zones with .NET Core

Developing applications that span multiple operating systems in .NET Core while working with Time Zone information can lead to unexpected results for developers not familiar with the differences in how operating systems manage Time Zones. In this post, we will explore those differences and the challenges they present. Reproducing the issue Suppose you are writing…


How to Use the ADAL .NET library to Call the Microsoft Graph API in a Console Application (Using Authorization Code Flow)

Introduction This post is to show how to use the ADAL .NET library to acquire a token interactively in a console application. It will go through setting up an Azure Active Directory Application, setting up the .net console application, acquiring an access token, and then make a HTTP request using the token acquired from the ADAL…


.NET developer conference in the heart of Europe: Update Conference Prague 2018

Update Conference Prague is the largest .NET developer conference in the Czech Republic which takes place on 22-23 November 2018. The modern Clarion Congress Hotel Prague will be the venue for 42 sessions delivered by great speakers from Europe, USA, Canada and other countries. World-class experts including Microsoft MVPs, members of the product teams at…


Microsoft Developer Days 2018, Praha, Bratislava

Zveme vás na technické semináře Microsoft Developer Days 2018 v Praze 12.11. a v Bratislavě 21.11.2018. Formou přednášek, demo příkladů, školení i konzultací 1:1 se naučíte používat moderní technologie v hybridní nebo cloudové infrastruktuře. Zjistíte, co nového pro vývojáře Microsoft připravuje, jak můžete využít partnerských výhod a proč byste měli uvažovat o publikaci vašich aplikací…

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Best practices – TechTalk session on how to build Great Libraries using .NET Standard for .Net developers

– Are you a .Net developer? – Who wants to create great .NET class libraries? – Confused about .NET Standard, .NET Core, and .NET Framework? Then I would suggest you to watch this talk at .NetConf to learn how you can easily support multiple platforms with .NET Standard and no compromises, thanks to via multi-targeting….

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.NET Tools – Amazing list of OpenSource .NET tools and resources

dotnet-tools This is a great set of resources complied by Nate McMaster, Senior software engineer on the ASP.NET Core project A list of tool extensions for .NET Core Command Line (dotnet CLI). see  https://github.com/natemcmaster/dotnet-tools These tools can be installed by executing dotnet tool install -g $packageId After installing, the tool should be available by running…