.NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack Early Access build 3056 is available!

Today, we are happy to share an Early Access build with the .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack. The .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack lets developers build applications that target the .NET Framework 4.7.2 by using Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015 or other IDEs. This is a single package that bundles the .NET Framework 4.7.2, the… Read more

F# language and tools update for Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6

With the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, we’re excited to share updates to the F# language and core library, F# tooling in Visual Studio, and infrastructure updates that concern OSS contributors. Let’s dive in! F# language and core library updates Some foundational changes for the F# language and core library have been made,… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.1 Preview 1

Today we are releasing the first preview of EF Core 2.1, alongside .NET Core 2.1 Preview 1 and ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview 1. The new bits are available in NuGet as part of the individual packages, and as part of the ASP.NET Core meta-packages (both Microsoft.AspNetCore.All and the new Microsoft.AspNetCore.App), and included in the .NET… Read more

Announcing .NET Core 2.1 Preview 1

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.1 Preview 1. It is the first public release of .NET Core 2.1. We have great improvements that we want to share and that we would love to get your feedback on, either in the comments or at dotnet/core #1297. ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview 1 and Entity Framework 2.1… Read more

Calling All Desktop Developers: How do you interact with data?

Connecting to databases and services is an important part of desktop application development for many of our customers. Visual Studio provides a variety of tools and technologies that can help you connect to and interact with your different data sources. We’d love your help in shaping our future offerings in this space! Please fill out the survey… Read more

Azure Blob Storage as a Network Drive

Many applications make use of a network drive to backup and store files. When I was in university I found myself constantly coding for fun, and one example took the form of a network share for my roommates to share files wrapped in a handy little app. Unfortunately, that particular app has long since been… Read more

.NET Framework February 2018 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the February 2018 Security and Quality Rollup. Security No new security fixes. See .NET Framework January 2018 Security and Quality Rollup for the latest security updates. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. It includes the same quality improvements that were part of the January 2018 Preview… Read more

Machine Learning in .NET – Help us build the right experience!

In the past few years, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have paved the road for building smarter applications through advancements in speech recognition, computer vision, intelligent search and much more. So far the ability to build models has largely been limited to data scientists, as a part of the .NET platform moving forward… Read more

Announcing .NET Framework 4.7.2 Early Access build 3052!

Today, we are happy to share the .NET Framework 4.7.2 Early Access build 3052 for your feedback. .NET Framework 4.7.2 is the next version of the .NET Framework. It is currently feature-complete and in the testing phase. We would love your help to ensure this is a high quality and compatible release. This release is feature complete… Read more

Entity Framework Core 2.1 Roadmap

As mentioned in the announcement of the .NET Core 2.1 roadmap earlier today, at this point we know the overall shape of our next release and we have decided on a general schedule for it. As we approach the release of our first preview later this month, we also wanted to expand on what we… Read more