Announcing the Windows Compatibility Pack for .NET Core

Porting existing code to .NET Core used to be quite hard because the available API set was very small. In .NET Core 2.0, we already made this much easier, thanks to .NET Standard 2.0. Today, we’re happy to announce that we made it even easier with the Windows Compatibility Pack, which provides access to an additional 20,000… Read more

Entity Framework 6.2 Runtime Released

Today we announce the availability of EF 6.2 runtime in NuGet.org. Entity Framework (EF) is Microsoft’s traditional object/relational mapper (O/RM) for .NET Framework. To understand the difference between EF6 and EF Core, please refer to our documentation. How to obtain the new package You can install EF 6.2 either using the “Manage NuGet Packages” option… Read more

Announcing the .NET Framework 4.7.1

Today, we are announcing the release of the .NET Framework 4.7.1. It’s included in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. .NET Framework 4.7.1 is also available on Windows 7+ and Windows Server 2008 R2+.  We’ve added support for targeting the .NET Framework 4.7.1 in Visual Studio 2017 15.5. The .NET Framework 4.7.1 includes improvements in several areas: Accessibility improvements… Read more

Welcome to the .NET Framework 4.7.1 Early Access!

Last Updated: 9/28/2017 Today, we are happy to share the .NET Framework 4.7.1 Early Access build with the Developer Pack. The .NET Framework 4.7.1 Developer Pack lets developers build applications that target the .NET Framework 4.7.1 by using Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015 or other IDEs. This is a single package that bundles the .NET… 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

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

.NET Framework May 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10

We just released a new Cumulative Quality Update for the .NET Framework. This update is specific to Windows 10 Creators Update. Previously released security and quality updates are included in this release. These quality updates will be made available to other .NET Framework and Windows version combinations in Q3 2017. You can read the .NET Framework… Read more

Announcing EF 6.2 beta 1

Earlier this month, we announced a preview of Entity Framework Core 2.0, the lightweight, extensible and cross-platform version of EF for .NET Core and .NET Framework. Today we are making the 6.2 beta 1 version of the Entity Framework runtime and the corresponding Visual Studio tooling available. EF 6.2 is a new iteration of Microsoft’s… Read more

.NET Framework December 2016 Monthly Rollup is Now Available

Today we are releasing a new Security and Quality Rollup and Security Only Update for the .NET Framework. This release resolves a security vulnerability and includes two new quality and reliability improvements. The Security and Quality Rollup is available via Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services and Microsoft Update Catalog. The Security Only Update is… Read more

.NET Framework Monthly Rollup: October 2016

Today marks the first release of the new .NET Framework Monthly Rollup. Here’s what went into the release: Security Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-120 – Important: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3192884) This update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Skype for Business, Silverlight, Microsoft Lync, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. The vulnerabilities could… Read more