.NET Core 2 and Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2

Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 was recently released which includes .NET Core 1.0 and 1.1, our latest production releases of .NET Core. You will need to install the .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 SDK to develop .NET Core 2.0 applications using Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 . We are working on .NET Core… Read more

.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

December 2016 Update for .NET Core 1.0

Today, we are releasing a new set of reliability and quality updates for .NET Core 1.0. This month’s update is our second Long Term Support (LTS) update and includes updated versions of multiple packages in .NET Core, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core. We recommend everyone on the 1.0.* LTS track move to this update immediately…. Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 1.1

Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. Today we are making Entity Framework Core 1.1 available. EF Core follows the same release cycle as .NET Core. Continuous improvements every 2 months and new features released every 6 months. This is the first feature release since 1.0. Be… 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

Announcing Entity Framework Core 1.0

Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. Today we are making Entity Framework Core 1.0.0 available. This coincides with the release of .NET Core and ASP.NET Core. Upgrading from RC2 to RTM If you are upgrading an application from RC2 to RTM, be sure to read our Upgrading… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core RC2

Entity Framework (EF) Core is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. Today we are making Entity Framework Core RC2 available. This coincides with the release of .NET Core RC2 and ASP.NET Core RC2. EF Core, formerly known as EF7 Between RC1 and RC2, we changed from Entity Framework 7 to Entity Framework… 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

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 is available on Windows Update and WSUS

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. We are happy to announce that the .NET Framework 4.6.1 and its language packs are now available on Windows Update (WU) and WSUS for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. An offline installer is available here for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2… Read more

Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. As previously announced, starting January 12, 2016 Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for .NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 frameworks. All other framework versions, including 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6 and 4.6.1, will be supported for the duration of their established lifecycle. The decision to… Read more