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

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

The Next Generation of .NET – ASP.NET vNext

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. 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… Read more

Get your libraries ready for Windows Phone 8.1

Two weeks ago, we released the Windows Phone preview for developers. In this post, I’ll cover what this means for library and app developers. What this means for library developers As a .NET developer you can target Windows Phone 8.1 via two platforms: Windows Phone 8.1. This is the new platform which is more converged… Read more

Sharing code across platforms

At Build we announced two great ways to re-use your code: the new Universal Windows apps, and the improved portable class libraries. They both help you reuse code across platforms. In this post, I’ll describe both options and how you can choose between them. Overview Why two options? The short answer is that shared projects… 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

PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin

Earlier today, Soma announced a collaboration between Microsoft and Xamarin. As you probably know, Xamarin’s Visual Studio extension enables developers to use VS and .NET to extend the reach of their apps across multiple devices, including iOS and Android. As part of that collaboration, today, we are announcing two releases around the .NET portable class… Read more

NuGet is a .NET framework release vehicle

This post describes how the .NET team uses NuGet and how discoverability and serviceability have improved in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. It was written by Alok Shriram, a Program Manager on the .NET Core Framework Team.  Update: Read PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin to learn more about how our NuGet… Read more

Portable Class Library (PCL) now available on all platforms

This post announces a standalone release of the .NET portable class library reference assemblies that can be used on any operating system. It was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET Team. Update: Read PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin for later information on this release. You can… Read more