.NET Framework November 2018 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the November 2018 Security and Quality Rollup. Security No new security fixes. See .NET Framework September 2018 Security and Quality Rollup for the latest security updates. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Updates Japanese dates that are formatted for the first year in an… Read more

Cross-platform Time Zones with .NET Core

Developing applications that span multiple operating systems in .NET Core while working with Time Zone information can lead to unexpected results for developers not familiar with the differences in how operating systems manage Time Zones. In this post, we will explore those differences and the challenges they present. Reproducing the issue Suppose you are writing… Read more

Building C# 8.0

Building C# 8.0 The next major version of C# is C# 8.0. It’s been in the works for quite some time, even as we built and shipped the minor releases C# 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3, and I’m quite excited about the new capabilities it will bring. The current plan is that C# 8.0 will ship… Read more

Announcing ML.NET 0.7 (Machine Learning .NET)

We’re excited to announce today the release of ML.NET 0.7 – the latest release of the cross-platform and open source machine learning framework for .NET developers (ML.NET 0.1 was released at //Build 2018). This release focuses on enabling better support for recommendation based ML tasks, enabling anomaly detection, enhancing the customizability of the machine learning… Read more

Understanding the Whys, Whats, and Whens of ValueTask

The .NET Framework 4 saw the introduction of the System.Threading.Tasks namespace, and with it the Task class. This type and the derived Task<TResult> have long since become a staple of .NET programming, key aspects of the asynchronous programming model introduced with C# 5 and its async / await keywords. In this post, I’ll cover the newer ValueTask/ValueTask<TResult> types, which were introduced to help improve asynchronous performance in… Read more

Announcing .NET Standard 2.1

Since we shipped .NET Standard 2.0 about a year ago, we’ve shipped two updates to .NET Core 2.1 and are about to release .NET Core 2.2. It’s time to update the standard to include some of the new concepts as well as a number of small improvements that make your life easier across the various implementations… Read more

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. Last year in the .NET blog, we discussed .NET Core… Read more