The week in .NET – 12/29/2015

We have a short post this week, as many people are on vacation, including me. Unsurprisingly, no .NET user group has events for this week, so we’ll skip the section this time. As always, this weekly post couldn’t exist without community contributions, and I’d like to thank all those who sent links and tips. You… Read more

The week in .NET – 12/22/2015

Last week, we had a great time with Miguel de Icaza on the first episode of our new live YouTube show On.NET. On future episodes of the show, we want to have guests who represent every facet of the .NET community. If there’s somebody you’d like to see on the show, please let us know!… Read more

The week in .NET – 12/15/2015

We have some great content and news for you this week. I can’t emphasize enough that this weekly post couldn’t exist without community contributions, and I’d like to thank all those who sent links and tips. Keep them coming! In a way, this is an open source blog post series ūüėČ The first piece of… Read more

Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1

Updated (2017):¬†See¬†.NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. As¬†previously announced, starting January 12, 2016 Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for .NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 frameworks. All other framework versions, including 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6 and 4.6.1, will be supported for the duration of their¬†established lifecycle. The decision to… Read more

The week in .NET – 12/08/2015

Welcome to the second “The Week in .NET” post. It was great to see how well the first post was received. Thanks to all who sent messages of encouragement and contributions to this week’s post. If you would like to participate too, if you wrote a great blog post, or just read one, if you… Read more

[Guest Post] Announcing F# Support in Visual Studio Code with Ionide

This is a guest post by Krzysztof Cieślak, an F# community developer and contributor to the Ionide project including its Visual Studio Code extension. To learn more about F# and engage with the community, head to To learn more about the Ionide project, head to Ionide is a suite of packages for the… Read more

The Week in .NET – 12/1/2015

This is our first “The Week in .NET” post. Our objective in writing this is to provide more regular updates about what the team and core contributors have been working on, and to give a community heartbeat, in the form of a list of interesting links. Of course, if you wrote a great blog post,… Read more

.NET Framework 4.6.1 is now available!

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. Updated (1/2016):¬†This post was updated to add information about reference source for .NET Framework 4.6.1. Today we are announcing the availability of ¬†.NET Framework 4.6.1. You can download this release now. .NET Framework 4.6.1 (Web Installer; ¬†Offline Installer) .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack Here… Read more

What’s New in Visual Studio Update 1 for .NET Managed Languages

Hold on to your hats, cowboys and cowgirls! A lot of exciting things are coming out of the .NET Managed Languages team for Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Read on to learn more about new IDE features, interactive C#, new code analysis management, Visual F# improvements, and the new F5 experience for Roslyn open source… Read more

Announcing .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 RC

Updated (2017): See .NET Core Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is not supported. Today, we are announcing .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 Release Candidate, supported on Windows, OS X and Linux. This release is “Go Live”, meaning you can deploy apps into production and call Microsoft Support if you need help. Please… Read more