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  • Blog Post: How your feedback is shaping .NET

    Eight months ago we asked you to provide feedback on the features you want us to ship. And you didn’t disappoint! Since then, we’ve seen hundreds of Tweets, blog posts and user voice votes. It’s great to be part of such a thriving community. We are fully committed to improving the...
  • Blog Post: The JIT finally proposed. JIT and SIMD are getting married.

    Processor speed no longer follows Moore’s law . So in order to optimize the performance of your applications, it’s increasingly important to embrace parallelization. Or, as Herb Sutter phrased it, the free lunch is over . You may think that task-based programming or offloading work to...
  • Blog Post: The Next Generation of .NET

    At Build 2014 this week, we announced the next generation of .NET. The next generation will focus and deliver on two main themes: Core Innovation and cross-device apps. These themes are a direct result of your feedback, asking for new features in .NET and to make it easier to use .NET for all your apps...
  • Blog Post: A new look for .NET Reference Source

    This post was written by Alok Shriram , Program Manager on the .NET Framework team. He will show you a significantly improved experience around .NET Reference Source. Today I'm very excited to announce that we have an awesome new experience to use the .NET Framework reference source. Browsing ...
  • Blog Post: February 2014 .NET Updates

    As part of our continued effort to bring greater transparency for our customers we are going to start posting here whenever we ship any security fixes for the .NET Framework, this is the first such post. The .NET team released a security bulletin earlier this week as part of the monthly “patch...
  • Blog Post: Explore the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 in MSDN Magazine

    The February 2014 edition of MSDN magazine includes a great overview of the .NET Framework 4.5.1 , written by Gaye Oncul Kok, a Program Manager on the .NET team. The article is a great way to learn about how Visual Studio 2013 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 make apps easier to write, and faster to run. Take...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource is now stable

    We are announcing the RTM of the EventSource NuGet package, which enables fast app tracing to the Windows Event Log, including in production. This post was written by Cosmin Radu , a software developer on the .NET Runtime team. Over the past several weeks we’ve been working on addressing some...
  • Blog Post: .NET 4.5.1 Supports Microsoft Security Updates for .NET NuGet Libraries

    This post describes .NET NuGet library servicing support in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. It was written by Alok Shriram, a Program Manager on the .NET Core Framework Team. In the .NET Framework 4.5.1, we extended our .NET Framework security update capability to our NuGet libraries , enabling us to deliver...
  • Blog Post: The .NET Framework 4.5.1 is available on Windows Update and WSUS

    We are happy to announce that the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and its language packs are now available via Windows Update (WU) and WSUS. You can learn more about the release from the What's new in the .NET Framework 4.5.1 topic. This update is available in the Windows Update applet within the Control Panel...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource is now RC on NuGet.org

    We are announcing the RC of the EventSource NuGet package, which enables fast app tracing to the Windows Event Log, including in production. This post was written by Cosmin Radu , a software developer on the .NET Runtime team. Over the past several months we’ve been working on addressing feedback...
  • Blog Post: RyuJIT .NET JIT compiler CTP1 FAQ

    This post shares more details about our new .NET 64-bit Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. It was written by Kevin Frei, Development Lead for the CLR JIT team. RyuJIT received a great response with its RyuJIT: The next-generation JIT compiler for .NET announcement post. Thanks! It was great to see all of the...
  • Blog Post: PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin

    Earlier today, Soma announced a collaboration between Microsoft and Xamarin . As you probably know, Xamarin’s Visual Studio extension enables developers to use VS and .NET to extend the reach of their apps across multiple devices, including iOS and Android. As part of that collaboration, today, we are...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM => start coding

    Today, we’re announcing the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Visual Studio 2013 ( Soma’s blog ). You can download these releases, now: .NET Framework 4.5.1 Visual Studio 2013 ( SDKs and targeting packs ) The .NET Framework 4.5.1 is a customer-focused release, based on feedback we’ve collected...
  • Blog Post: NuGet is a .NET framework release vehicle

    This post describes how the .NET team uses NuGet and how discoverability and serviceability have improved in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. It was written by Alok Shriram, a Program Manager on the .NET Core Framework Team.   Update: Read PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin to learn...
  • Blog Post: Portable Class Library (PCL) now available on all platforms

    This post announces a standalone release of the .NET portable class library reference assemblies that can be used on any operating system. It was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET Team. Update: Read PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin for later information on...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET App Suspend – responsive shared .NET web hosting

    This post introduces ASP.NET App Suspend, which is a game-changing feature in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. It radically changes the user experience and economic model for hosting large numbers of ASP.NET sites on a single machine. This post was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET team...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC

    Update: The .NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM has been released and is available for download. The .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC is now available. It comes with a go-live license, enabling you to deploy 4.5.1 apps in production. Here are the RC bits. Download them. Try them out. Tell us what you think. .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: Announcing TraceEvent – Monitoring and Diagnostics for the Cloud

    In this post, Vance Morrison , software developer on the .NET Runtime team, will talk about the TraceEvent NuGet library we just shipped. -- Immo I am happy to report that we have just released the TraceEvent library on (prelease) NuGet. This library is an important part of the .NET, end-to-end, cloud...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the EventSource NuGet Package – Write to the Windows Event Log

    We are announcing the EventSource NuGet package, which enables fast app tracing to the Windows Event Log, including in production. This post was written by Cosmin Radu , a software developer on the .NET Runtime team We know that you want to build high-quality software. That can be a challenging task...
  • Blog Post: Documentation updates for .NET 4.5.1

    This post describes the changes that we’ve made to .NET Framework documentation for the .NET Framework 4.5.1. It was written by Cheryl Simmons, who works on the .NET Framework documentation team. In the recent preview release of the .NET Framework 4.5.1, we changed the way we update the documentation...
  • Blog Post: Got a need for speed? .NET apps start faster.

    This post was written by Rich Lander, who works as a Program Manager on the .NET Framework. He worked on AutoNGEN for Windows 8. This post focuses on how technologies such as Native Image Generator (NGEN), the .NET Framework Optimization Service (mscorsvw), AutoNGEN, and compilation in the cloud have...
  • Blog Post: Wondering why mscorsvw.exe has high CPU usage? You can speed it up.

    This post was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET Framework Team. It was written for people who want to understand why mscorsvw.exe is running on their machines and want to know how to speed it up. Have you noticed that your machine is slowing down, and you’ve looked in Task Manager...
  • Blog Post: Advise the .NET Framework Team

    This post was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET Framework team. He’s also the one posting as @DotNet on Twitter. Late last month, we released the .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview. We’re in a spot in our release cycle where we’d appreciate feedback on the pre-release version that we just...
  • Blog Post: Responsible for a million dollar software project, but don’t know where to start?

    This post was written by Cesar De la Torre Llorente, a member of the .NET Marketing team. Cesar provides guidance on .NET to customers and to sales, marketing, and support professionals at Microsoft. We just released a new guide that provides a global and broad picture of Microsoft development technologies...
  • Blog Post: Get the latest .NET Bits

    We maintain a set of pages that make it easier for you to find all the .NET Framework versions, SDKs, and targeting packs that you can take advantage of in your .NET apps, as we mentioned last year on the .NET blog . We recently redesigned the pages and added more SDKs for you to download. You may even...
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