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

The week in .NET – Links!

This week’s post will exceptionally be made of links only, as I’m on vacation… Previous posts: Links! .NET Conf, Material Design in XAML Toolkit .NET Architecture: Microservices & Containers, On .NET with Omer Raviv on OzCode, Sprache .NET 8 Key Application Performance Metrics & How to Measure Them by Matt Watson. Working with “Big Data”… Read more

The week in .NET – Links!

This week’s post will exceptionally be made of links only, as I’m on vacation… Previous posts: The week in .NET – .NET Conf, Material Design in XAML Toolkit .NET Architecture: Microservices & Containers, On .NET with Omer Raviv on OzCode, Sprache On .NET with Mattias Karlsson on Cake, Topshelf .NET Whats Wrong with Comments by… Read more

Announcing EF Core 2.0 Preview 2

Today we are making Entity Framework Core 2.0 Preview 2 available. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. EF Core follows the same release cycle as .NET Core but can be used in multiple .NET platforms, including .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Framework 4.6.1 or newer. Installing… Read more

Announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2. We have made improvements that we want to share and that we would love to get your feedback on. You can develop .NET Core 2.0 apps with Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.3, Visual Studio for Mac or VS Code. ASP.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 is also… Read more

.NET Framework June 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10

Today, we are releasing a new Cumulative Quality Update for the .NET Framework. It is specific to Windows 10 Creators Update (1703). Previously released security and quality updates are included in this release, including the NET Framework May 2017 Security and Quality Rollup and the May 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10. There was… Read more