Introducing .NET Standard

Questions? Check out the .NET Standard FAQ. You can find the latest version of the compatibility matrix here. In my last post, I talked about how we want to make porting to .NET Core easier. In this post, I’ll focus on how we’re making this plan a reality with .NET Standard. We’ll cover which APIs we… Read more

Announcing October 2014 Updates to .NET Framework vNext, ASP.NET vNext and .NET Native in Visual Studio “14” CTP4

Today, we are announcing updates to the .NET Framework vNext, ASP.NET vNext and .NET Native. These are all available in Visual Studio “14” CTP4. This .NET Framework release contains RyuJIT, the next generation X64 JIT. ASP.NET vNext contains major improvements in the runtime and Visual Studio Experience. Additionally, .NET Native contains a small set of… Read more

Would you like a MultiDictionary?

We’ve recently shipped new collection types on NuGet with our Immutable Collections package. NuGet allows us to ship prerelease and experimental versions of libraries to gather feedback from the community. In this post, our software developer intern Ian Hays will talk about his intern project: an experimental NuGet package containing advanced collection types. — Immo… Read more

Update to SIMD Support

A month ago we announced support for SIMD. Today, we’re announcing an update to “RyuJIT” and our NuGet package that exposes the SIMD programming model. Updates to the Microsoft.Bcl.Simd NuGet package More types for Vector<T> We’ve expanded the support of the Vector<T> types: We now support int, long, float, double as well as byte, sbyte,… Read more

The Next Generation of .NET – ASP.NET vNext

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 is an updated version of ASP.NET that been optimized for cloud… Read more

The JIT finally proposed. JIT and SIMD are getting married.

Processor speed no longer follows Moore’s law. So in order to optimize the performance of your applications, it’s increasingly important to embrace parallelization. Or, as Herb Sutter phrased it, the free lunch is over. You may think that task-based programming or offloading work to threads is already the answer. While multi-threading is certainly a critical… Read more

The Next Generation of .NET

At Build 2014 this week, we announced the next generation of .NET. The next generation will focus and deliver on two main themes: Core Innovation and cross-device apps. These themes are a direct result of your feedback, asking for new features in .NET and to make it easier to use .NET for all your apps…. Read more

Upcoming .NET NuGet Releases

This post was written by Richard Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET Core Framework team. We recently concluded a planning exercise for the next few months of work. From this exercise, we’d like to share the next set of NuGet releases that we plan to do. We chose this particular set based on your… 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

.NET 4.5.1 Supports Microsoft Security Updates for .NET NuGet Libraries

This post describes .NET NuGet library servicing support in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. It was written by Alok Shriram, a Program Manager on the .NET Core Framework Team. In the .NET Framework 4.5.1, we extended our .NET Framework security update capability to our NuGet libraries, enabling us to deliver security updates for those libraries on… Read more