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

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 Fringe: A Great Role Model for Community Oriented Conferences

A few of us just went to a smaller .NET conference in Portland, called .NET Fringe. For me, it was the third time I attended .NET Fringe. I’ve realized that this conference has gained a special place in my heart, so thought it would be worthwhile writing up why that is. My goal isn’t to… Read more

.NET Core Image Processing

Image processing, and in particular image resizing, is a common requirement for web applications. As such, I wanted to paint a panorama of the options that exist for .NET Core to process images. For each option, I’ll give a code sample for image resizing, and I’ll outline interesting features. I’ll conclude with a comparison of… Read more

December 2016 Update for .NET Core 1.0

Today, we are releasing a new set of reliability and quality updates for .NET Core 1.0. This month’s update is our second Long Term Support (LTS) update and includes updated versions of multiple packages in .NET Core, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core. We recommend everyone on the 1.0.* LTS track move to this update immediately…. Read more

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

What’s New in C# 7.0

Update (4/2017): See New Features in C# 7.0, the update to this post. What follows is a description of all the planned language features in C# 7.0. With the release of Visual Studio “15” Preview 4, most of these features are coming alive. Now is a great time to take them for a spin and tell… Read more

PowerShell is now open-source, and cross-platform

The PowerShell team made a few announcements today: it’s going open-source, and it’s now available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. This is excellent news in itself, but the .NET team wanted to take the time to analyze what this means for .NET developers. First, the availability of PowerShell on Linux and macOS, while it doesn’t… Read more

Making it easier to port to .NET Core

In my last post, I talked about porting to .NET Core and requested feedback from our community on what their experience was and what we could improve. This sparked many great conversations with our users. Based on these conversations as well as our experience working with first- and third-party partners, we’ve decided to drastically simplify… Read more