Announcing .NET Framework 4.8 Early Access Build 3707

We have another early access build to share today! This release includes several accessibility, performance, reliability and stability fixes across the major framework libraries. 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 Build 3707 is a… Read more

Visual Studio 2019 Preview .NET Productivity

As you hopefully heard, the first preview of Visual Studio 2019 is now available. In this post I’ll cover some of the productivity improvements for .NET developers we’re most excited about. For a complete list, check out the release notes. Regex Language Support Any regular expressions in your C# or Visual Basic files now have… Read more

.NET Framework December 2018 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the December 2018 Security and Quality Rollup. Security CVE-2018-8540 – Windows Remote Code Execution Vulnerability This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework that could allow remote code execution when Microsoft .NET Framework doesn’t validate input correctly. The attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could take control of an affected system…. Read more

Open Sourcing XAML Behaviors for WPF

Today, we are excited to announce that we are open sourcing XAML Behaviors for WPF. In the past, we open sourced XAML Behaviors for UWP which has been a great success and the Behaviors NuGet package has been downloaded over 500k times. One of the top community asks has been to support WPF in the… Read more

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, and Visual Studio Code. It will be supported in a… 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