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  • Blog Post: Update to HttpClient and Automatic Decompression

    Two weeks ago, we published a beta of HttpClient that provides support for automatic decompression. Since then, we’ve received a fair amount of feedback, especially around the fact that it relies on a native implementation of compression that isn’t available on the same platforms as HttpClient...
  • Blog Post: Portable Compression and HttpClient Working Together

    Today we’re happy to announce that we released two NuGet packages: A brand new Microsoft.Bcl.Compression (Beta) . A portable compression library that supports stream based compression (gzip, deflate) as well as ZIP archives. An updated Microsoft.Net.Http 2.2 (Beta) . Last week we shipped...
  • Blog Post: Portable HttpClient is now available as RTM

    As promised in our last blog post we’re releasing Microsoft.Net.Http as a stable NuGet package today. Yep, that’s right: You can finally start using the portable HttpClient 2.1 in production! Want to read more? We've posted our announcement to the .NET Blog .
  • Blog Post: Portable HttpClient is now available as RC

    Three months ago we shipped the first preview of the portable HttpClient . Many of you wondered when we would ship the RTM version. Today, we’re happy to announce the first step towards an RTM: We shipped a release candidate (RC) of HttpClient ( Microsoft.Net.Http package on NuGet ) that includes...
  • Blog Post: Inner Workings of Immutable Collections on Channel 9

    After introducing immutable collections three months ago, it’s now time to peek behind the curtain. What did we learn from the preview? How do they work? What trade-offs did we make? Are they different from persistent data structures ? Those are the kind of questions we’ll cover in the...
  • Blog Post: Update to Immutable Collections

    Thanks a lot for your great feedback! Two months ago, we shipped a NuGet package with support for immutable collections . We’ve also talked about it on Channel 9 . Since then we received feedback through various channels and we’re happy to announce we shipped an update on NuGet that addresses...
  • Blog Post: Portable HttpClient for .NET Framework and Windows Phone

    Many of you told us you want HttpClient for Windows Phone. In this post, Alok Shriram, a Program Manager on the .NET Framework team , will talk about an important announcement of ours. –Immo Today we are announcing our Beta release of the portable version of HttpClient , the modern networking...
  • Blog Post: Immutable Collections is on Channel 9

    Recently we were interviewed by Erik Meijer for Channel 9 . We talked about our preview of immutable collections and answered several questions that were being asked on the Channel 9 post about immutable collections . Tune in and enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Preview of Immutable Collections Released on NuGet

    Over the last years .NET added many features to make writing multithreaded applications easier. This includes the Task Parallel Library (TPL) as well as the new async/await keywords features to reduce the friction when writing asynchronous code. However, it’s still challenging to keep mutable state...
  • Blog Post: Using async/await without .NET Framework 4.5

    [ Update : We've uploaded a new version of Microsoft.Bcl.Async NuGet package. The previous version will not work correctly on Windows Phone 7.1] Do you want to use await but don’t want to wait until you can target .NET Framework 4.5? The waiting is over and awaiting is about to begin. Today...
  • Blog Post: MEF and TPL Dataflow NuGet Packages for .NET Framework 4.5

    Last week we released .NET Framework 4.5 . Today we are happy to announce the release of the RTM versions of the MEF and TPL Dataflow NuGet packages, as promised . Changes Our pre-release versions were already in an excellent shape so we didn’t have to change much. In fact, there are no surface...
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