Introducing Support for Brotli Compression

This post was written by our software developer intern Denys Tsomenko, who worked on a Brotli compression library during his internship. Modern web-pages are getting larger and larger with huge CSS, HTML and JavaScript files. But the Internet connection isn’t always good and pages can load slowly. Web pages also often contain other materials such as… Read more

.NET Application Architecture Guidance

The .NET Team has been producing guidance for building microservices and container based applications, web applications and Xamarin.Forms mobile apps. You can use this guidance to help build your applications according to accepted industry patterns with .NET and C#. We have heard many requests for this guidance over the last year. We have recently made this guidance… Read more

The week in .NET – MIST, F# in NYC, and links

Previous posts: Command Line Parser Library, .NET South East Links! Links! Package of the week: MIST The INotifyPropertyChanged interface is essential to many applications such as Windows Forms or WPF data binding. Implementing it can however be fastidious, and involves quite a lot of boilerplate code. MIST simplifies this using IL weaving and a custom… Read more

.NET Framework July 2017 Quality Update for WPF

You can now install the July 2017 Quality Update for WPF. It applies to multiple Windows versions. This update resolves known issue 4033488. It is recommended on machines that have installed the July 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup or the May 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality… Read more

.NET Framework July 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup

You can now install the Preview of Quality Rollup for the .NET Framework, released July 18th, 2017. Preview of Quality Rollup releases are recommended for businesses that want to use and/or preview quality improvements as soon as they become available. These same quality improvements will typically be included in the following Security and Quality Rollup. Quality… Read more

Get Started with F# as a C# developer

Get Started with F# as a C# developer One of our previous posts, Why You Should Use F#, listed a few reasons why F# is worth trying out today. In this post, we’ll cover some of the basics you need to know to be successful. This post is intended for people who are coming from… Read more

What we’ve learned from .NET Core SDK Telemetry

We are releasing .NET Core SDK usage data that has been collected by the .NET Core CLI. We have been using this data to determine the most common CLI scenarios, the distribution of operating systems and to answer other questions we’ve had, as described below. As an open source application platform that collects usage data… Read more

Profile-guided optimization in .NET Core 2.0

This post was co-written by Daniel Podder and Bertrand Le Roy. .NET Core 2.0 introduces many new optimizations that will make your code even faster. A lot of work has been done in the base class library to improve performance, but in this post, we’d like to talk about a specific category of optimization: profile-guided… Read more

The week in .NET – Command Line Parser Library, .NET South East

Previous posts: Links! Links! .NET Conf, Material Design in XAML Toolkit Package of the week: Command Line Parser Library Command-line applications typically accept arguments and options, and expose a –help page describing them. Parsing those arguments and options is a repetitive task that .NET provides little help for out of the box, beyond the string[]… Read more

.NET Framework July 2017 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing a new Security and Quality Rollup and Security Only Update for the .NET Framework. Today’s update applies to Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Security Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2017-8585 A denial of service vulnerability exists when Microsoft Common Object Runtime Library improperly handles web requests. An attacker who successfully… Read more