Announcing .NET Framework 4.8 Early Access build 3673

We are happy to share the next Early Access build for the .NET Framework 4.8. This includes an updated .NET 4.8 runtime as well as the .NET 4.8 Developer Pack (a single package that bundles the .NET Framework 4.8 runtime, the .NET 4.8 Targeting Pack and the .NET Framework 4.8 SDK). Please help us ensure… Read more

Bringing .NET application performance analysis to Linux

Both the Windows and Linux ecosystems have a swath of battle-hardened performance analysis and investigation tools. But up until recently, developers and platform engineers could use none of these tools with .NET applications on Linux. Getting them to work with .NET involved collaboration across many open source communities. The .NET team at Microsoft and the… Read more

.NET Core Source Code Analysis with Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

This post was written by Varun Venkatesan, Li Tian, Denis Pravdin, who are engineers at Intel. They are excited to share .NET Core-specific enhancements that Intel has made to VTune Amplifier 2019. You can use this tool to use to make .NET Core applications faster on Intel processors. Update (2019.01.14): VTune™ Amplifier 2019 Update 2 is now available… Read more

Call For Participation: .NET and TypeScript at FOSDEM conference

The organizers of the FOSDEM 2019 conference have allocated a “Developer Room” on Saturday February 2nd 2019 for .NET and TypeScript discussions in Brussels Belgium.   FOSDEM is one of Europe’s most exciting free software conferences that runs over a weekend and gathers many open source communities, contributors and activists in one place to learn about… Read more

.NET Framework October 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the October 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Updated Japanese dates that are formatted for the first year in an era and for which the format pattern uses “y年”. The format of the year together with the symbol “元”… Read more

Announcing .NET Core 2.2 Preview 3

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.2 Preview 3. We have made more improvements to the overall release that we would love to get your feedback on, either in the comments or at dotnet/core #2004. ASP.NET Core 2.2 Preview 3 and Entity Framework 2.2 Preview 3 were also released today. You can see more details of the release in the .NET Core… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.2 Preview 3

Today we are making EF Core 2.2 Preview 3 available, together with a new preview of our data provider for Cosmos DB and updated spatial extensions for various providers. Preview 3 is going to be the last milestone before EF Core 2.2 RTM, so now is your last chance to try the bits and give… Read more

Automating Release Notes with Azure Functions

We can all agree that tracking the progress of a project enhances productivity and is an effective way to keep everyone involved of its progress. When it comes to managing your project in Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) or GitHub, you have all of your artifacts in one place: code, CI/CD pipelines, releases, work items, and… Read more

Guidance for library authors

We’ve just published our first cut of the .NET Library Guidance. It’s brand new set of articles for .NET developers who want to create high-quality libraries for .NET. The guidance contains recommendations we’ve identified as common best practices that apply to most public .NET libraries. We want to help .NET developers build great libraries with… Read more

Using .NET Hardware Intrinsics API to accelerate machine learning scenarios

This week’s blog post is by Brian Lui, one of our summer interns on the .NET team, who’s been hard at work. Over to Brian: Hello everyone! This summer I interned in the .NET team, working on ML.NET, an open-source machine learning platform which enables .NET developers to build and use machine learning models in their… Read more