Why you should use F#

Why you should use F# This post was written by Phillip Carter and Mads Torgersen. Both work on languages on the .NET team. At Build 2017, we presented a tech talk entitled “Why You Should Use F#”. However, not everyone can attend Build, and many attendees were unable to find a position in the room… Read more

The week in .NET – Open XML SDK, Adventure Time

Previous posts: .NET poster, Happy Birthday .NET with Jan Kotas, Skyworld Microsoft Build 2017, .NET Core 2.0 preview 1, For the King Microsoft Build 2017, .NET Core 2.0 status, Happy birthday .NET with Eilon Lipton, On .NET with Alfonso García-Caro on Fable, Stanford CoreNLP Package of the week: Open XML SDK The Open XML SDK… Read more

.NET Framework May 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10

We just released a new Cumulative Quality Update for the .NET Framework. This update is specific to Windows 10 Creators Update. Previously released security and quality updates are included in this release. These quality updates will be made available to other .NET Framework and Windows version combinations in Q3 2017. You can read the .NET Framework… Read more

Using .NET and Docker Together

Many developers I talk to are either using Docker actively or planning to adopt containers in their environment. Containers are an important trend in our industry and .NET is part of that. Microsoft and Docker have been working together so that you’ll have a great experience using Docker with .NET apps. The Docker ecosystem started… Read more

The week in .NET – .NET poster, Happy Birthday .NET with Jan Kotas, Skyworld

Previous posts: Microsoft Build 2017, .NET Core 2.0 preview 1, For the King Microsoft Build 2017, .NET Core 2.0 status, Happy birthday .NET with Eilon Lipton, On .NET with Alfonso García-Caro on Fable, Stanford CoreNLP .NET Architecture, .NET Core 2.0 status, Happy Birthday .NET with Matt Gertz, On .NET with Don Schenck on Red Hat,… Read more

Announcing EF 6.2 beta 1

Earlier this month, we announced a preview of Entity Framework Core 2.0, the lightweight, extensible and cross-platform version of EF for .NET Core and .NET Framework. Today we are making the 6.2 beta 1 version of the Entity Framework runtime and the corresponding Visual Studio tooling available. EF 6.2 is a new iteration of Microsoft’s… Read more

.NET Framework May 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup

We released the May Preview of Quality Rollup for the .NET Framework. 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. You can read the .NET Framework… Read more

The week in .NET – Microsoft Build 2017, .NET Core 2.0 preview 1, For the King

Previous posts: Microsoft Build 2017, .NET Core 2.0 status, Happy birthday .NET with Eilon Lipton, On .NET with Alfonso García-Caro on Fable, Stanford CoreNLP .NET Architecture, .NET Core 2.0 status, Happy Birthday .NET with Matt Gertz, On .NET with Don Schenck on Red Hat, Fable Happy Birthday .NET with Chris Sells, free ASP.NET Core book,… Read more

Announcing EF Core 2.0 Preview 1

This week we made Entity Framework Core 2.0 Preview 1 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 or newer. Installing… Read more

Announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1. It is the first public release of .NET Core 2.0. We have great 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… Read more