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 Highlights in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 4

As you know we continue to incrementally improve Visual Studio 2017 (version 15), and our 7th significant update is currently well under way with the 4th preview shipping today. As we’re winding down the preview, we’d like to stop and take the time to tell you about all of the great updates that are coming… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.1 Preview 2

Today we’re releasing the second preview of EF Core 2.1, alongside .NET Core 2.1 Preview 2 and ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview 2. Thank you so much to everyone who has tried our early builds and has helped shape this release with their feedback and code contributions! The new preview bits are now available in NuGet as… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.1 Preview 1

Today we are releasing the first preview of EF Core 2.1, alongside .NET Core 2.1 Preview 1 and ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview 1. The new bits are available in NuGet as part of the individual packages, and as part of the ASP.NET Core meta-packages (both Microsoft.AspNetCore.All and the new Microsoft.AspNetCore.App), and included in the .NET… Read more

UPDATE – Microservices and Docker containers: Architecture, Patterns and Development guidance (Updated for .NET Core 2.0)

Nov. 15th 2017 update Earlier this year, we published this eBook/guide and sample application offering guidance for architecting microservices and Docker containers based applications. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of .NET Core 2.0 and many other updates coming… Read more

UPDATE – Web Applications with ASP.NET Core Architecture and Patterns guidance (Updated for ASP.NET Core 2)

Nov. 15th 2017 update Earlier this year, we published an eBook/Guide and sample application offering guidance named Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Microsoft Azure. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of ASP.NET Core 2.0 and Entity Framework… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.0

Today we are releasing the final version of Entity Framework Core 2.0, alongside .NET Core 2.0 and ASP.NET Core 2.0. Entity Framework (EF) Core is the lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework, the popular Object/Relational Mapping (O/RM) framework for .NET. Getting the bits Prerequisites In order to develop .NET Core 2.0 applications (including… Read more

Web Applications with ASP.NET Core Architecture and Patterns guidance (Updated for .NET Core 2.0)

Updated for ASP.NET Core 2.0 (Nov. 15th 2017) Earlier this year, we published this eBook/Guide and sample application offering guidance for Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Microsoft Azure. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of ASP.NET… Read more

Microservices and Docker containers: Architecture, Patterns and Development guidance (Updated for .NET Core 2.0)

Updated for .NET Core 2.0 “wave” of technologies (Nov. 15th 2017) Earlier this year, we published this eBook and sample application offering guidance for architecting microservices and Docker containers based applications. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of .NET… Read more

.NET Application Architecture Guidance

The .NET Team has been producing guidance for building microservices and container based applications, web applications and Xamarin.Forms mobile apps. You can use this guidance to help build your applications according to accepted industry patterns with .NET and C#. We have heard many requests for this guidance over the last year. We have recently made this guidance… Read more