The .NET Framework 4.5.1 is available on Windows Update and WSUS

We are happy to announce that the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and its language packs are now available via Windows Update (WU) and WSUS. You can learn more about the release from the What’s new in the .NET Framework 4.5.1 topic. This update is available in the Windows Update applet within the Control Panel. You may need… Read more

Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource is now RC on NuGet.org

We are announcing the RC of the EventSource NuGet package, which enables fast app tracing to the Windows Event Log, including in production. This post was written by Cosmin Radu, a software developer on the .NET Runtime team. Over the past several months we’ve been working on addressing feedback and extending the value proposition delivered… Read more

Opening Files from SkyDrive using .NET

Since Windows 8 I fell in love with SkyDrive and use it all the time now. Windows 8.1 has improved this a lot by introducing a new concept that requires some changes to the way you interact with files. In, this post Gaye Oncul Kok, Program Manager on the .NET Framework team, explains the key… Read more

RyuJIT .NET JIT compiler CTP1 FAQ

This post shares more details about our new .NET 64-bit Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. It was written by Kevin Frei, Development Lead for the CLR JIT team. RyuJIT received a great response with its RyuJIT: The next-generation JIT compiler for .NET announcement post. Thanks! It was great to see all of the questions. In this post,… Read more

PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin

Earlier today, Soma announced a collaboration between Microsoft and Xamarin. As you probably know, Xamarin’s Visual Studio extension enables developers to use VS and .NET to extend the reach of their apps across multiple devices, including iOS and Android. As part of that collaboration, today, we are announcing two releases around the .NET portable class… Read more

.NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM => start coding

Updated (July 2015): See Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 to read about the latest version of the NET Framework. Today, we’re announcing the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Visual Studio 2013 (Soma’s blog). You can download these releases, now: .NET Framework 4.5.1 Visual Studio 2013 (SDKs and targeting packs) The .NET Framework 4.5.1 is a customer-focused release,… Read more

NuGet is a .NET framework release vehicle

This post describes how the .NET team uses NuGet and how discoverability and serviceability have improved in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. It was written by Alok Shriram, a Program Manager on the .NET Core Framework Team.  Update: Read PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin to learn more about how our NuGet… Read more

Portable Class Library (PCL) now available on all platforms

This post announces a standalone release of the .NET portable class library reference assemblies that can be used on any operating system. It was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET Team. Update: Read PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin for later information on this release. You can… Read more

ASP.NET App Suspend – responsive shared .NET web hosting

This post introduces ASP.NET App Suspend, which is a game-changing feature in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. It radically changes the user experience and economic model for hosting large numbers of ASP.NET sites on a single machine. This post was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET team. Sharing can be hard. In… Read more

RyuJIT: The next-generation JIT compiler for .NET

This post introduces the .NET team’s new 64-bit Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. It was written by Andrew Pardoe, PM Manager for the CLR Runtime PM team. The world is moving to 64-bit computing even though it isn’t always faster or more efficient than 32-bit. A lot of programs run faster on 32-bit than on 64-bit, for… Read more