TPL Dataflow CTP Refresh

Today, we released a new CTP of TPL Dataflow, otherwise known as System.Threading.Tasks.Dataflow.dll.  You can download this as part of the Microsoft Visual Studio Async CTP, which will also install the new C#/Visual Basic support for writing asynchronous methods, or you can install the DLL itself through the installer available on the DevLabs site. This… Read more

TPL Dataflow on TC Labs

After releasing a CTP of TPL Dataflow as part of the Async CTP, we had multiple requests for a standalone download for just the System.Threading.Tasks.Dataflow.dll.  Thanks to everyone who asked for this, and as of this morning, such an installer for an updated version of the preview is now available!  This is part of a special section… Read more

Updated samples for parallel programming

We’ve refreshed our samples for parallel programming with the .NET Framework 4.  Thanks to the gracious assistance of the fabulous Lisa Feigenbaum and others on the Visual Basic team, in this refresh the majority of the samples are now available not only in C# but also in Visual Basic. The samples are available for download… Read more

Reactive Extensions and Parallel Extensions

It’s awesome to see the Reactive Extensions to .NET (Rx) live on the DevLabs site.  If you haven’t checked out this exciting project, we urge you to do so.  Not only is it cool and useful technology, but the download includes a back ported (and unsupported) release of Parallel Extensions for the .NET Framework 3.5… Read more

.NET 4 Beta 2 is here!

The .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 is now available! MSDN Subscribers can download it today, and it will be generally available for download on Wednesday.  More information is available at  Additionally, one of the really exciting things about this Beta release is that it’s “go-live”; more information on that is available at “Going live”… Read more

Concurrent, Multi-core Programming on Windows and .NET

Thanks to everyone who attended our PDC pre-conference session yesterday on parallelism and concurrency!  We had a wonderful turnout at the event, and David, Joe, and I all had a terrific time. Attached to this post are the slides we presented. (It turns out that the PDC site does allow you to submit an evaluation… Read more

Released! Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework June 2008 CTP

We’re very excited to announce our 2nd Community Technology Preview (CTP) for Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework 3.5.  We released the Dec07 CTP on 11/29/2007, and from that we have received a lot of feedback from the community and customers.  While you have been using our bits, participating in our forums, sharing your insights… Read more

Known Issues in the June 2008 CTP of Parallel Extensions

The Jun08 CTP is still an early pre-release version that is not ready for production usage.  In addition to on-going feature additions and performance work, there are some known issues that we plan to address in future releases.  Of course, there are always things that we missed and we would love your feedback on them… Read more