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

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 areas: Base Class Library Common Language Runtime ClickOnce… 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

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 We’ve added new features and APIs in the following areas of the product: TLS… Read more

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

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 SP1 and Windows Server 2012. Additionally, the .NET Framework 4.6.1… Read more

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

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 end support for these versions will allow us to… Read more

.NET Framework 4.6.1 is now available!

Update [1/12/2016]: This post was updated to add information about reference source for .NET Framework 4.6.1. Today we are announcing the availability of  .NET Framework 4.6.1. You can download this release now. .NET Framework 4.6.1 (Web Installer;  Offline Installer) .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack Here is a summary of key improvements available in .NET Framework 4.6.1:… Read more

Announcing .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 RC

Today, we are announcing .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 Release Candidate, supported on Windows, OS X and Linux. This release is “Go Live”, meaning you can deploy apps into production and call Microsoft Support if you need help. Please check out the Announcing ASP.NET 5 RC blog post to learn more about the updates to… Read more