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  • Blog Post: Being an intern on the .NET Team

    This summer we had six amazing interns that joined the team to work on .NET. Their projects ranged from internal tools, over shipping components to designing forward looking aspects: Shaun Arora (program manager intern): Designing .NET for NuGet Ian Hays (developer intern): Building a MultiDictionary...
  • Blog Post: Try out the new releases: .NET Framework vNext, ASP.NET vNext, .NET Native and RyuJIT

    Today, we are announcing updated versions of .NET Framework vNext, ASP.NET vNext , .NET Native and RyuJIT . You can try out these new releases by installing Visual Studio “14” CTP3 . Please tell us what you think. The .NET Framework vNext We are releasing an early build of the .NET Framework vNext with...
  • Blog Post: Moving to the .NET Framework 4.5.2

    A few months ago we announced the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5.2 , a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET 4.x family (.NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1). The .NET Framework 4.5.2 was released only a few short months after the release of .NET 4.5.1 and gives you the benefits of the greater stability...
  • Blog Post: dotnetConf is on! Free virtual conference.

    The free, virtual and community-driven dotnetConf is on. Point your web-browser to dotnetConf . No registration, manager approval or anything required! The virtual conference is two days long. Day 1: Core .NET and Client apps Day 2: ASP.NET and Server apps Check out the schedule to find talks that interest...
  • Blog Post: Would you like a MultiDictionary?

    We’ve recently shipped new collection types on NuGet with our Immutable Collections package. NuGet allows us to ship prerelease and experimental versions of libraries to gather feedback from the community. In this post, our software developer intern Ian Hays will talk about his intern project:...
  • Blog Post: Update to SIMD Support

    A month ago we announced support for SIMD . Today, we're announcing an update to "RyuJIT" and our NuGet package that exposes the SIMD programming model. Updates to the Microsoft.Bcl.Simd NuGet package More types for Vector<T> We've expanded the support of the Vector<T> types: ...
  • Blog Post: The Next Generation of .NET – ASP.NET vNext

    Today at TechEd North America, we announced the latest set of innovations that are part of the next generation of .NET. The biggest of those is ASP.NET vNext, which is an updated version of ASP.NET that been optimized for cloud Web development. We’ve continued to improve the core .NET technologies that...
  • Blog Post: .NET at MonkeySpace Europe, June 9-11

    This post was written by Daniel Plaisted , a member of the .NET Framework team who will be at MonkeySpace. MonkeySpace is the “official cross platform and open-source .NET conference.” This year, MonkeySpace Europe will be held June 9th-11th in Dublin, Ireland. Since it’s a conference...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.2

    We are happy to announce the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5.2. It is a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET Framework 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1. You can download the releases now, .NET Framework 4.5.2 Web Installer More installers are covered at the end of this post We incorporated...
  • Blog Post: Get your libraries ready for Windows Phone 8.1

    Two weeks ago, we released the Windows Phone preview for developers . In this post, I’ll cover what this means for library and app developers. What this means for library developers As a .NET developer you can target Windows Phone 8.1 via two platforms: Windows Phone 8.1 . This...
  • Blog Post: Sharing code across platforms

    At Build we announced two great ways to re-use your code : the new Universal Windows apps , and the improved portable class libraries . They both help you reuse code across platforms. In this post, I’ll describe both options and how you can choose between them. Overview Why two options...
  • 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: Announcing .NET Native Preview

    This post was written by Subramanian Ramaswamy and Andrew Pardoe, Senior Program Managers on the .NET Native team. We’re thrilled to announce the first release of .NET Native. Windows Store apps start up to 60% faster with .NET Native and have a much smaller memory footprint. Our first release is a Developer...
  • Blog Post: Available Now: Preview of Project “Orleans” – Cloud Services at Scale

    This post was written by Niklas Gustafsson, Principal Program Manager on the Cloud Platform Tooling Team Today, at Build 2014, we are announcing the preview release of a cloud programming model under the codename “Orleans”. This project originated in Microsoft Research. Project “Orleans” provides a straightforward...
  • Blog Post: RyuJIT CTP2: Getting Ready for Prime-time

    This post announces an updated preview of the .NET team’s new 64-bit Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. It was written by Mani Ramaswamy, Program Manager for the .NET Dynamic Code Execution Team. Note: RyuJIT CTP3 is available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/04/03/the-next-generation-of-net...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: RyuJIT: The next-generation JIT compiler for .NET

    This post introduces the .NET team’s new 64-bit Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. It was written by Andrew Pardoe, PM Manager for the CLR Runtime PM team. The world is moving to 64-bit computing even though it isn’t always faster or more efficient than 32-bit. A lot of programs run faster on 32-bit than on...
  • Blog Post: Immutable collections ready for prime time

    Today I’m very happy to announce that we released the stable version of the Microsoft.Bcl.Immutable NuGet package . We also published the MSDN documentation on immutable collections . Thank you! Nine months ago, we shipped the first preview of immutable collections. This was one of the first...
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