The Next Generation of .NET – ASP.NET vNext

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. Updated (July 2015): See Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 to read about the latest version of the NET Framework. Today at TechEd North America, we announced the latest set of innovations that are part of the next generation of .NET. The biggest of those is ASP.NET vNext, which… Read more

RyuJIT CTP2: Getting Ready for Prime-time

This post announces an updated preview of the .NET team’s new 64-bit Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. It was written by Mani Ramaswamy, Program Manager for the .NET Dynamic Code Execution Team. Note: RyuJIT CTP3 is available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/04/03/the-next-generation-of-net.aspx. The developer preview of RyuJIT, CTP1, received a thunderous response (so much so we had to post a… Read more

Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource is now stable

We are announcing the RTM of the EventSource NuGet package, which enables fast app tracing to the Windows Event Log, including in production. This post was written by Cosmin Radu, a software developer on the .NET Runtime team. Over the past several weeks we’ve been working on addressing some feedback we’ve received from our users… Read more

Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource is now RC on NuGet.org

We are announcing the RC of the EventSource NuGet package, which enables fast app tracing to the Windows Event Log, including in production. This post was written by Cosmin Radu, a software developer on the .NET Runtime team. Over the past several months we’ve been working on addressing feedback and extending the value proposition delivered… Read more

PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin

Earlier today, Soma announced a collaboration between Microsoft and Xamarin. As you probably know, Xamarin’s Visual Studio extension enables developers to use VS and .NET to extend the reach of their apps across multiple devices, including iOS and Android. As part of that collaboration, today, we are announcing two releases around the .NET portable class… Read more

.NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM => start coding

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is unsupported. Updated (July 2015): See Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 to read about the latest version of the NET Framework. Today, we’re announcing the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Visual Studio 2013 (Soma’s blog). You can download these releases, now: .NET Framework 4.5.1… Read more

ASP.NET App Suspend – responsive shared .NET web hosting

This post introduces ASP.NET App Suspend, which is a game-changing feature in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. It radically changes the user experience and economic model for hosting large numbers of ASP.NET sites on a single machine. This post was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET team. Sharing can be hard. In… Read more

RyuJIT: The next-generation JIT compiler for .NET

This post introduces the .NET team’s new 64-bit Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. It was written by Andrew Pardoe, PM Manager for the CLR Runtime PM team. The world is moving to 64-bit computing even though it isn’t always faster or more efficient than 32-bit. A lot of programs run faster on 32-bit than on 64-bit, for… Read more

Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC

Update (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is unsupported. Update: The .NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM has been released and is available for download. The .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC is now available. It comes with a go-live license, enabling you to deploy 4.5.1 apps in production. Here are the RC… Read more

Announcing TraceEvent – Monitoring and Diagnostics for the Cloud

In this post, Vance Morrison, software developer on the .NET Runtime team, will talk about the TraceEvent NuGet library we just shipped. — Immo I am happy to report that we have just released the TraceEvent library on (prelease) NuGet. This library is an important part of the .NET, end-to-end, cloud scale diagnostics and monitoring… Read more