Announcing Cumulative Updates for .NET Framework for Windows 10 October 2018 Update

We deliver .NET Framework updates nearly every month, through Windows Update and other distribution channels. We are making changes to the way that we deliver those updates. We’ll soon start delivering a Cumulative Update for .NET Framework alongside the Windows 10 Cumulative Update, starting with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. This new approach will… Read more

Announcing .NET Core 2.2 Preview 2

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.2 Preview 2. We have great improvements that we want to share and that we would love to get your feedback on, either in the comments or at dotnet/core #1938. ASP.NET Core 2.2 Preview 2 and Entity Framework 2.2 Preview 2 are also releasing today. We are also announcing C# 7.3 and ML.NET… Read more

Announcing ‘Machine Learning .NET’ 0.5

Today, coinciding with the .NET Conf 2018, we’re announcing the release of ML.NET 0.5. It’s been a few months already since we released ML.NET 0.1 at //Build 2018, a cross-platform, open source machine learning framework for .NET developers. While we’re evolving through new preview releases, we are getting great feedback and would like to thank… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.2 Preview 2 and the preview of the Cosmos DB provider and spatial extensions for EF Core

Today we are making EF Core 2.2 Preview 2 available, together with a preview of our data provider for Cosmos DB and new spatial extensions for our SQL Server and in-memory providers. Obtaining the preview The preview bits are available on NuGet, and also as part of ASP.NET Core 2.2 Preview 2 and the .NET… Read more

A (Belated) Welcome to C# 7.3

A (Belated) Welcome to C# 7.3 Better late than never! Some of you may have noticed that C# 7.3 already shipped, back in Visual Studio 2017 update 15.7. Some of you may even be using the features already. C# 7.3 is the newest point release in the 7.0 family and it continues themes of performance-focused… Read more

.NET Framework September 2018 Security and Quality Rollup

Updated: September 21, 2018 SharePoint workflows may stop working after installing this update.  See SharePoint workflows stop working after you install .NET security updates for CVE-2018-8421 for further guidance. Today, we are releasing the September 2018 Security and Quality Rollup. Security CVE-2018-8421 – Windows Remote Code Execution Vulnerability This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft… Read more

.NET Core September 2018 Update

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core September 2018 Update. This update includes .NET Core 2.1.4 and .NET Core SDK 2.1.402 and contains important reliability fixes. Security CVE-2018-8409: .NET Core Denial Of Service Vulnerability A denial of service vulnerability exists in .NET Core 2.1 when System.IO.Pipelines improperly handles requests. An attacker who successfully exploited this… Read more

Introduction to Azure Durable Functions

Azure Durable Functions is a new programming model based on Microsoft serverless’ platform Azure Functions. It allows you to write a workflow as code and have the execution run with the scalability and the reliability of serverless with high throughput. Scenario Initially, I wanted to index data from GitHub repositories. I explained it all in… Read more