Announcing .NET Standard 2.0

The .NET Standard 2.0 specification is now complete. It is supported in .NET Core 2.0, in the .NET Framework 4.6.1 and later versions, and in Visual Studio 15.3. You can start using .NET Standard 2.0 today. While this post demos .NET Standard in C#, it’s also supported in Visual Basic and F#. For more details, take a look at the… Read more

Welcome to the .NET Framework 4.7.1 Early Access!

Last Updated: 9/21/2017 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

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

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 is available on Windows Update and WSUS

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. We are happy to announce that the .NET Framework 4.6.1 and its language packs are now available on Windows Update (WU) and WSUS for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. An offline installer is available here for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2… Read more

Announcing .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 RC

Updated (2017): See .NET Core Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is not supported. Today, we are announcing .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 Release Candidate, supported on Windows, OS X and Linux. This release is “Go Live”, meaning you can deploy apps into production and call Microsoft Support if you need help. Please… Read more

August 2015 .NET Security Updates

The .NET team released two security bulletins today as part of the monthly “Update Tuesday” cycle.  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-080 – Critical, Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3078662)  This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens… Read more

.NET Networking APIs for UWP Apps

This post was written by Sidharth Nabar, Program Manager on the Windows networking team. At Build 2015, we announced that .NET Core 5 is the new version of .NET for developers writing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. The set of networking APIs available for developers in .NET Core 5 is an evolution from the set… Read more

May 2015 .NET Security Updates

The .NET team released two security bulletins today as part of the monthly “Update Tuesday” cycle.  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-044 – Critical, Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3057110)  This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens… Read more

April 2015 .NET Security Updates

The .NET team released a security bulletin today as part of the monthly “patch Tuesday” cycle. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-041 – Important, Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Information Disclosure (3048010)  This update resolves a vulnerability in the Microsoft .NET Framework that could allow information disclosure if an attacker sends a specially crafted web request… Read more