Announcing .NET Standard 2.0

The .NET Standard 2.0 specification is now complete. It is supported in .NET Core 2.0, in the .NET Framework 4.6.1 and later versions, and in Visual Studio 15.3. You can start using .NET Standard 2.0 today. While this post demos .NET Standard in C#, it’s also supported in Visual Basic and F#. For more details, take a look at the… Read more

Web Applications with ASP.NET Core Architecture and Patterns guidance

As part of the series of posts announced at this initial blog post (.NET Application Architecture Guidance) that explores each of the architecture areas currently covered by our team, this current blog post focuses on “Web Applications with ASP.NET Core Architecture and Patterns guidance“. Just as a reminder, the four introductory blog posts of this series are… Read more

Microservices and Docker containers: Architecture, Patterns and Development guidance

As part of the series of posts announced at this initial blog post (.NET Application Architecture Guidance) that explores each of the architecture areas currently covered by our team, this current blog post focuses on “Microservices and Docker containers: Architecture, Patterns and Development guidance”. Just as a reminder, the four introductory blog posts of this series will… Read more

Introducing Support for Brotli Compression

This post was written by our software developer intern Denys Tsomenko, who worked on a Brotli compression library during his internship. Modern web-pages are getting larger and larger with huge CSS, HTML and JavaScript files. But the Internet connection isn’t always good and pages can load slowly. Web pages also often contain other materials such as… 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

Profile-guided optimization in .NET Core 2.0

This post was co-written by Daniel Podder and Bertrand Le Roy. .NET Core 2.0 introduces many new optimizations that will make your code even faster. A lot of work has been done in the base class library to improve performance, but in this post, we’d like to talk about a specific category of optimization: profile-guided… Read more

Performance Improvements in RyuJIT in .NET Core and .NET Framework

RyuJIT is the just-in-time compiler used by .NET Core on x64 and now x86 and by the .NET Framework on x64 to compile MSIL bytecode to native machine code when a managed assembly executes. I’d like to point out some of the past year’s improvements that have gone into RyuJIT, and how they make the generated… Read more

Announcing EF Core 2.0 Preview 2

Today we are making Entity Framework Core 2.0 Preview 2 available. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. EF Core follows the same release cycle as .NET Core but can be used in multiple .NET platforms, including .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Framework 4.6.1 or newer. Installing… Read more

.NET AI/ML themed blogs: Building recommendation engine for .NET applications using Azure Machine Learning

⏱ Updated on June 28, 2017 🙌 Welcome to the first of  .NET’s new AI and Machine Learning themed blog entries! We have set up this space as a place to share and discuss the work we will be doing with AI and Machine Learning. Through a series of blog posts, we would like to… Read more

.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