Announcing .NET Core 2.1

We’re excited to announce the release of .NET Core 2.1. It includes improvements to performance, to the runtime and tools. It also includes a new way to deploy tools as NuGet packages. We’ve added a new primitive type called Span<T> that operates on data without allocations. There are many other new APIs, focused on cryptography,… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.1

This post was written by Arthur Vickers, Engineering Manager on the Entity Framework Team. Today we are excited to announce the release of Entity Framework (EF) Core 2.1. This is the latest production-ready release of our open-source and cross-platform data access technology. We are releasing today alongside .NET Core 2.1 and ASP.NET Core 2.1. EF… Read more

.NET Framework May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup for Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803)

Today, we are releasing the May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup for Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Resolves an issue in WindowsIdentity.Impersonate where handles were not being explicitly cleaned up. [581052] Resolves an issue in deserialization when using a collection,… Read more

.NET Framework May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup for Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update)

Today, we are releasing the May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup for Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update). Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Resolves an issue in deserialization when using a collection, for example, ConcurrentDictionary by ignoring casing. [524135] Resolves instances of high CPU usage with background… Read more

.NET Framework May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup for Windows 10

Today, we are releasing the May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup for Windows 10 1703 (Creators Update) and Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update). Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Resolves an issue in deserialization when using a collection, for example, ConcurrentDictionary by ignoring casing. [524135] Resolves instances of… Read more

.NET Framework May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Resolves an issue in WindowsIdentity.Impersonate where handles were not being explicitly cleaned up. [581052] Resolves an issue in deserialization when using a collection, for example, ConcurrentDictionary by ignoring casing. [524135] Removes… Read more

.NET Core May 2018 Update

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core May 2018 Update. This update includes .NET Core 2.1.200 SDK and ASP.NET Core 2.0.8. Security Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to provide information about a vulnerability in .NET Core and .NET native version 2.0. This advisory also provides guidance on what developers can do to update their… Read more

.NET Framework May 2018 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the May 2018 Security and Quality Rollup. Security CVE-2018-1039 – Windows Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in Windows which could allow an attacker to bypass Device Guard. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could circumvent a User Mode Code Integrity (UMCI) policy on the machine…. Read more

F# language and tools update for Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7

We’re excited to share updates about changes to F# and F# tools which shipped with the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 release. Let’s dive in! Type Providers now support .NET Standard For those who aren’t familiar with Type Providers, they are a feature of F# which allow you to get IntelliSense for data. When pointed… Read more

Introducing ML.NET: Cross-platform, Proven and Open Source Machine Learning Framework

Today at //Build 2018, we are excited to announce the preview of ML.NET, a cross-platform, open source machine learning framework. ML.NET will allow .NET developers to develop their own models and infuse custom ML into their applications without prior expertise in developing or tuning machine learning models. ML.NET was originally developed in Microsoft Research and evolved… Read more