.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

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 us your thoughts! C# 7.0 adds a number of new features and… 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

Releasing F# Language Documentation as Open-Source

Guest post by Den Delimarsky, Program Manager, Cloud & Enterprise Continuing our efforts to make our documentation more flexible and open, we are releasing the F# language documentation as open-source. This means that starting today you can both easily download the most up-to-date documents for offline consumption, as well as contribute to sections that you… Read more

MSBuild is going cross-platform with .NET Core!

We have some exciting new developments to share – an update on our open source development, our ongoing cross-platform work, and more. Going forward, we will post everything around MSBuild and build tools in general here on the .NET blog. You can still check out the many interesting tips and tricks that we earlier posted… Read more

The future of Unity

This post was written by Christopher Bennage (@bennage), a member of the Microsoft patterns & practices team. A few months ago, we announced that we were handing Prism over to new owners. We put a lot of time and effort into identifying owners that would invest in the project and support the community. Today, we… Read more