Welcome to the .NET Framework 4.7.1 Early Access!

Last Updated: 9/28/2017 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

.NET Framework 4.6.1 is now available!

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. Updated (1/2016): This post was updated to add information about reference source for .NET Framework 4.6.1. Today we are announcing the availability of  .NET Framework 4.6.1. You can download this release now. .NET Framework 4.6.1 (Web Installer;  Offline Installer) .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack Here… Read more

Announcing .NET Framework 4.6.1 RC

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is not supported. We are pleased to announce the release of .NET Framework 4.6.1 RC today. This release includes ~150 fixes and some new features. You can read about the new fixes and features that are included in the RC release and try out… Read more

Announcing .NET Framework 4.6

Update: See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. We’re excited to announce the RTM releases of .NET Framework 4.6 and Visual Studio 2015 today. You can read about the new features or leave that for later and try them out now. The quickest way to get started is to install the free Visual Studio… Read more

The Roadmap for WPF

When we introduced WPF back in 2006 (.NET 3.0), the response was absolutely phenomenal. Enterprises, ISV’s, and Microsoft Partners have made the technology central to their business, building amazing vertical solutions and mission critical applications for their customers. This momentum carries forward to today – 10% of all newly created projects in Visual Studio 2013… Read more