.NET Framework May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR Resolves an issue in WindowsIdentity.Impersonate where handles were not being explicitly cleaned up. [581052] Resolves an issue in deserialization when using a collection, for example, ConcurrentDictionary by ignoring casing. [524135] Removes… Read more

.NET Core May 2018 Update

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core May 2018 Update. This update includes .NET Core 2.1.200 SDK and ASP.NET Core 2.0.8. Security Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to provide information about a vulnerability in .NET Core and .NET native version 2.0. This advisory also provides guidance on what developers can do to update their… Read more

.NET Framework May 2018 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the May 2018 Security and Quality Rollup. Security CVE-2018-1039 – Windows Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in Windows which could allow an attacker to bypass Device Guard. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could circumvent a User Mode Code Integrity (UMCI) policy on the machine…. Read more

F# language and tools update for Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7

We’re excited to share updates about changes to F# and F# tools which shipped with the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 release. Let’s dive in! Type Providers now support .NET Standard For those who aren’t familiar with Type Providers, they are a feature of F# which allow you to get IntelliSense for data. When pointed… Read more

Introducing ML.NET: Cross-platform, Proven and Open Source Machine Learning Framework

Today at //Build 2018, we are excited to announce the preview of ML.NET, a cross-platform, open source machine learning framework. ML.NET will allow .NET developers to develop their own models and infuse custom ML into their applications without prior expertise in developing or tuning machine learning models. ML.NET was originally developed in Microsoft Research and evolved… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.1 RC 1

Today, we are excited to announce that the first release candidate of EF Core 2.1 is available, alongside .NET Core 2.1 RC 1 and ASP.NET Core 2.1 RC 1, for broad testing, and now also for production use! Go live support EF Core 2.1 RC1 is a “go live” release, which means once you test… Read more

.NET Core 3 and Support for Windows Desktop Applications

At Microsoft Build Live today, we are sharing a first look at our plans for .NET Core 3. The highlight of .NET Core 3 is support for Windows desktop applications, specifically Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Framework (WPF), and UWP XAML. You will be able to run new and existing Windows desktop applications on .NET Core… Read more

Announcing .NET Core 2.1 RC 1

Today, we’re announcing .NET Core 2.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC 1). The .NET Core 2.1 RC 1 is now ready for broad testing and for production use. Our quality, reliability, and performance testing give us confidence that the release is ready for the first set of production users. On the metrics that we can measure,… Read more

Announcing the .NET Framework 4.7.2

Today, we are happy to announce the release of the .NET Framework 4.7.2. It’s included in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. .NET Framework 4.7.2 is also available on Windows 7+ and Windows Server 2008 R2+.   You can download the .NET Framework 4.7.2 Web Installer Offline Installer The .NET Framework 4.7.2 includes improvements in several areas: [ASP.NET] Support for SameSite cookie… Read more

Help us plan the future of .NET!

We’re currently planning our next major .NET releases and would love to hear your feedback on how you interact with .NET Framework and .NET Core today. Please fill out the survey below and help shape our next release by telling us about your biggest challenges and needs. It should only take 5 minutes to complete!… Read more