Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11 now available for .NET 4 and Silverlight 5

We’re happy to announce that you can now download an Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11 that lets you target .NET 4 and Silverlight 5.  The included DLLs address the previously discussed issue of the Visual Studio 11 Beta compilers being incompatible with the AsyncCtpLibrary* DLLs from the Async CTP; with this targeting pack,… Read more

Updated Async CTP

In April, we released the Async CTP Refresh, and since then we’ve seen fantastic adoption of the technology.  We’ve also seen the technology landscape evolve.  Windows Phone 7.5, aka “Mango”, was released.  Silverlight 5 has had both a Beta and an RC release.  And there have been multiple patches to Visual Studio and the .NET… Read more

Parallel Extensions and Silverlight 2.0

From time to time, we get a question about whether we intend for Parallel Extensions to target Silverlight.  The simple answer is: Not Yet. Here’s a more complete answer: Not for Silverlight 2.0, at least.  Rich Lander from the CLR team described the Silverlight compatibility story very nicely over on his blog.  I will summarize… Read more