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… Read more

.NET Framework December 5, 2018 Preview of Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019

Today, we are releasing the December 5, 2018 Preview of .NET Framework Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019. For more information about the new Cumulative Updates for .NET Framework for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 please refer to this recent announcement. Quality and Reliability This release contains the… Read more

Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 1 and Open Sourcing Windows Desktop Frameworks

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 1. It is the first public release of .NET Core 3. We have some exciting new features to share and would love your feedback. You can develop .NET Core 3 applications with Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1, Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio Code. Download and… Read more

Announcing .NET Core 2.2

We’re excited to announce the release of .NET Core 2.2. It includes diagnostic improvements to the runtime, support for ARM32 for Windows and Azure Active Directory for SQL Client. The biggest improvements in this release are in ASP.NET Core. ASP.NET Core 2.2 and Entity Framework Core 2.2 are also releasing today. You can download and… Read more

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… Read more

Announcing ML.NET 0.8 – Machine Learning for .NET

ML.NET is an open-source and cross-platform framework (Windows, Linux, macOS) which makes machine learning accessible for .NET developers. ML.NET allows you to create and use machine learning models targeting scenarios to achieve common tasks such as sentiment analysis, issue classification, forecasting, recommendations, fraud detection, image classification and more. You can  check out these common tasks at… Read more

Announcing .NET Framework 4.8 Early Access build 3694

We are happy to let you know that .NET Framework 4.8 is now feature complete and we have an early access build to share with you all! We will continue to stabilize this release and take more fixes over the coming months, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could help us ensure this… Read more

.NET Framework November 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the November 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Addressed an issue with KB4096417 where we switched to CLR-implemented write-watch for pages. The GC will no longer call VirtualAlloc when running under workstation GC mode. [685611] SQL Provides an AppContext… Read more

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… Read more

.NET Framework November 2018 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the November 2018 Security and Quality Rollup. Security No new security fixes. See .NET Framework September 2018 Security and Quality Rollup for the latest security updates. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Updates Japanese dates that are formatted for the first year in an… Read more