Announcing the Windows Compatibility Pack for .NET Core

Porting existing code to .NET Core used to be quite hard because the available API set was very small. In .NET Core 2.0, we already made this much easier, thanks to .NET Standard 2.0. Today, we’re happy to announce that we made it even easier with the Windows Compatibility Pack, which provides access to an additional 20,000… Read more

UPDATE – Microservices and Docker containers: Architecture, Patterns and Development guidance (Updated for .NET Core 2.0)

Nov. 15th 2017 update Earlier this year, we published this eBook/guide and sample application offering guidance for architecting microservices and Docker containers based applications. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of .NET Core 2.0 and many other updates coming… Read more

UPDATE – Web Applications with ASP.NET Core Architecture and Patterns guidance (Updated for ASP.NET Core 2)

Nov. 15th 2017 update Earlier this year, we published an eBook/Guide and sample application offering guidance named Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Microsoft Azure. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of ASP.NET Core 2.0 and Entity Framework… Read more

Introducing Tensor for multi-dimensional Machine Learning and AI data

Overview Tensor is an exchange type for homogenous multi-dimensional data for 1 to N dimensions. The motivation behind introducing Tensor<T> is to make it easy for Machine Learning library vendors like CNTK, Tensorflow, Caffe, Scikit-Learn to port their libraries over to .NET with minimal dependencies in place.  Tensor<T> is designed to provide the following characteristics…. Read more

Introducing Nullable Reference Types in C#

Today we released a prototype of a C# feature called “nullable reference types“, which is intended to help you find and fix most of your null-related bugs before they blow up at runtime. We would love for you to install the prototype and try it out on your code! (Or maybe a copy of it!… Read more

Announcing F# support for .NET Core and .NET Standard projects in Visual Studio

We’re pleased to announce that Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4 now supports F# projects targeting .NET Core, .NET Standard, and .NET Framework through the .NET Core SDK. Some of you have noticed various levels of this support in the first, second, and third previews. We still had a few work items left to complete… Read more

Welcome to C# 7.2 and Span

C# 7.2 is the latest point release of C#, and adds a number of small but useful features. All the features are described in wonderful detail in the docs. Start with the overview, What’s new in C# 7.2, which gives you an excellent introduction to the new set of capabilities. It is worth celebrating that… Read more

.NET Core November 2017 Update

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core November Update. This includes .NET Core 1.0.8, 1.1.5 and 2.0.1 and .NET Core SDK 1.1.5 and 2.0.3. Details regarding the security issues addressed by this release can be seen in the Security Advisory announcement. Security CVE-2017-8585 — Malformed Certificate can cause Denial of Service Microsoft is releasing this… Read more

.NET Framework November 2017 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the November 2017 Security and Quality Rollup. Security This release contains no new security updates. The most recent .NET security updates were shipped with the September 2017 Security and Quality Rollup. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Code optimization bug for x64 C# code… Read more