.NET Announcements at Build 2015

Updated (July 2015): See Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 to read about the final version of the .NET Framework 4.6. At the Build conference today, Scott Guthrie announced the .NET Framework 4.6 RC and Visual Studio 2015 RC. He also announced important updates for .NET Windows 10 apps, ASP.NET 5 and .NET Core. You can download and try… Read more

.NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM => start coding

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 Visual Studio 2013 (SDKs and targeting packs) The .NET Framework 4.5.1 is a customer-focused release,… Read more

Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC

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 bits. Download them. Try them out. Tell us what you think. .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC… Read more

Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview

Updated (July 2015): See Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 to read about the latest version of the NET Framework. Update: The .NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM has been released and is available for download. The content below is still a great description of the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and is a great way to learn about the great features in the… Read more

.NET Memory Allocation Profiling with Visual Studio 2012

This post was written by Stephen Toub, a frequent contributor to the Parallel Programming in .NET blog. He shows us how Visual Studio 2012 and an attention to detail can help you discover unnecessary allocations in your app that can prevent it from achieving higher performance. Visual Studio 2012 has a wealth of valuable functionality,… Read more

Asynchronous Programming for Windows Store Apps: .NET is up to the Task

Programming with async and await is the driving force behind delivering “fast and fluid” user experiences. Compiler diagnostics for async APIs guide developers towards best practices – it’s a wonderful example of platform and tooling working together. Since the Windows Runtime uses a slightly different implementation for async programming than .NET, Greg Paperin – a… Read more

Scaling cloud apps with the .NET Framework 4.5

The .NET Framework 4.5 is now available on Windows Azure. Thank you to everyone cheering for this moment. We’re just starting to see the possibilities that a rich developer framework like the .NET Framework and the cloud can have together. Richard Lander, a program manager for the Common Language Runtime, explains a few best practices… Read more

The Microsoft Build 2012 Event — .NET Framework Highlights

It was at the first BUILD conference last year that we announced the .NET Framework 4.5. BUILD last week was a big opportunity for us to reflect on the incredible things you can do with .NET 4.5 and Windows 8. It was also a place where we could launch the great new things now available… Read more

Announcing the release of the .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8

Bringing the full power of the Windows based CLR and .NET Framework to the Windows Phone has been several years in the making. The .NET capabilities introduced with Windows Phone 8 builds upon many of the investments we’ve made across all platforms and years of incubation. This release truly highlights some of the enduring themes… Read more

Async in 4.5: Enabling Progress and Cancellation in Async APIs

The apps developers want to develop today are fast and fluid and the async features in .NET make this easier than ever. The world is also highly connected now which makes waiting for data a real concern for building great customer experiences. Alok Shriram from the .NET Base Class Library program management team continues his… Read more