.NET Framework May 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10

We just released a new Cumulative Quality Update for the .NET Framework. This update is specific to Windows 10 Creators Update. Previously released security and quality updates are included in this release. These quality updates will be made available to other .NET Framework and Windows version combinations in Q3 2017. You can read the .NET Framework… Read more

Announcing EF 6.2 beta 1

Earlier this month, we announced a preview of Entity Framework Core 2.0, the lightweight, extensible and cross-platform version of EF for .NET Core and .NET Framework. Today we are making the 6.2 beta 1 version of the Entity Framework runtime and the corresponding Visual Studio tooling available. EF 6.2 is a new iteration of Microsoft’s… Read more

.NET Framework December 2016 Monthly Rollup is Now Available

Today we are releasing a new Security and Quality Rollup and Security Only Update for the .NET Framework. This release resolves a security vulnerability and includes two new quality and reliability improvements. The Security and Quality Rollup is available via Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services and Microsoft Update Catalog. The Security Only Update is… Read more

.NET Framework Monthly Rollup: October 2016

Today marks the first release of the new .NET Framework Monthly Rollup. Here’s what went into the release: Security Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-120 – Important: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3192884) This update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Skype for Business, Silverlight, Microsoft Lync, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. The vulnerabilities could… Read more

.NET Framework Monthly Rollups Explained

Update (2017/5/31): Add information about security update reporting Update (2017/5/25): Add Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10 release type We recently introduced the .NET Framework Monthly Rollup, a new and simpler way for you to install all applicable .NET Framework updates in a single step. We wanted to go into more depth on these new releases. This post describes the… Read more

Introducing .NET Standard

Questions? Check out the .NET Standard FAQ. You can find the latest version of the compatibility matrix here. In my last post, I talked about how we want to make porting to .NET Core easier. In this post, I’ll focus on how we’re making this plan a reality with .NET Standard. We’ll cover which APIs we… Read more

Introducing the .NET Framework Monthly Rollup

We are making an important change to .NET Framework updates to align with the Windows Monthly Rollup, also announced today. Beginning October 2016, you will be able to install a new update release called the .NET Framework Monthly Rollup. The rollup will update the .NET Framework with the latest security and quality improvements. The .NET… Read more

Announcing .NET Framework 4.6.2

Updated (4/2017): See .NET Framework Releases for newer releases. Today we are excited to announce the availability of the .NET Framework 4.6.2! Many of the changes are based on your feedback, including those submitted on UserVoice and Connect. Thanks for your continued help and engagement! The release is packed with lots of great improvements in the following… Read more

Introducing the Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool Version 1.3

This post was written by Rakesh Ranjan Singh, Senior Software Engineer on the .NET Setup team. We are happy to announce the latest version of the .NET Framework Repair Tool that supports all versions of the .NET Framework from 3.5 SP1 to 4.6.1. This version of the tool adds support for .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6… Read more

Announcing the .NET Framework 4.6.2 Preview

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is not supported. We are pleased to announce the .NET Framework Preview 4.6.2. You can download the release from one of the following links: .NET Framework 4.6.2 Preview – Standalone .NET Framework 4.6.2 Preview – Web Bootstrapper .NET Framework 4.6.2 Preview – Developer Pack… Read more