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  • Blog Post: MSBuild Engine is now Open Source on GitHub

    Today we are pleased to announce that MSBuild is now available on GitHub and we are contributing it to the .NET Foundation ! The Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) is a platform for building applications. By invoking msbuild.exe on your project or solution file, you can orchestrate and build products in...
  • Blog Post: dotnetConf is back, this Wednesday

    dotnetConf is a free, 2 day virtual event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft, and it’s this Wednesday! As you can guess by its name, it’s dedicated to your favorite development platform, .NET. Grab a comfortable chair, a pot of your favorite hot (or cold) beverage and a mind to fill with...
  • Blog Post: Automatic code formatter released to GitHub

    Code formatting can be a huge pain point. In this post, Jared Parsons , software developer on the Roslyn team , showcases a tool that takes care of it. We have just released the code formatting tool we use to automatically format our code to the prescribed coding guidelines . This tool is based on...
  • Blog Post: CoreCLR is now Open Source

    We’re excited to announce that CoreCLR is now open source on GitHub. CoreCLR is the .NET execution engine in .NET Core , performing functions such as garbage collection and compilation to machine code. .NET Core is a modular implementation of .NET that can be used as the base stack for a wide variety...
  • Blog Post: .NET Core Open Source Update

    Wow. Just wow. I don’t know of a better way to describe my feelings right now. Open source is probably one of the most energizing projects our team has been working on. It’s been a blast so far and the stream of enthusiastic contributors and interactions doesn’t seem to stop any time...
  • Blog Post: API review process for .NET Core

    Happy new year! Three weeks ago we published a proposal for an API review process on GitHub and asked for your feedback . The process is now in-place and documented in our developer wiki . Review process Our primary goal with this review process is to provide a good balance between OSS agility...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 interview on open sourcing .NET

    Curious to where we are with open sourcing .NET Core? Do you want to know which libraries are next? Interested in a white boarding session with David Kean ? Then you should check out this video on Channel 9 : Questions or concerns? Leave a comment on the Channel 9 post . [0:13] Summary of...
  • Blog Post: Introducing .NET Core

    At connect() , we announced that .NET Core will be entirely released as open source software . I also promised to follow up with more details on .NET Core. In this post, I’ll provide an overview of .NET Core, how we’re going to release it, how it relates to the .NET Framework, and what this...
  • Blog Post: Advisory Council Proposal -- Call for Community Feedback Extended to December 5th

    This is a cross post from the .NET Foundation blog and written by Gianugo Rabellino. --Immo The increased openness of .NET has sparked widespread interest in the .NET Foundation. As a result, its Board of Directors has decided to extend the timeframe for community feedback on the .NET Foundation Advisory...
  • Blog Post: One Week of Open Source

    Last Wednesday, we announced the new .NET 2015 Preview and our plans to fully open source .NET Core . What an awesome week! Thank you! We knew that you guys would really dig open source but we didn’t expect such a positive response. Within a single week, our open source blog post got more...
  • Blog Post: .NET Core is Open Source

    Today is a huge day for .NET! We’re happy to announce that .NET Core will be open source, including the runtime as well as the framework libraries. This is a natural progression of our open source efforts, which already covers the managed compilers (C#, VB, and F#) as well as ASP.NET: ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing .NET 2015 Preview: A New Era for .NET

    Today is a pivotal moment for .NET. With the release of .NET 2015 Preview, we are embarking on a new journey while maintaining our strong commitment to the 1+ billion customers that are using .NET today. As Scott Guthrie and S. ‘Soma’ Somesegar announced at the Connect(); event today,...
  • Blog Post: Announcing October 2014 Updates to .NET Framework vNext, ASP.NET vNext and .NET Native in Visual Studio “14” CTP4

    Today, we are announcing updates to the .NET Framework vNext, ASP.NET vNext and .NET Native. These are all available in Visual Studio “14” CTP4 . This .NET Framework release contains RyuJIT, the next generation X64 JIT. ASP.NET vNext contains major improvements in the runtime and Visual Studio Experience...
  • Blog Post: .NET Micro Framework now supports Visual Studio 2013

    Today the .NET Micro Framework team is releasing a beta update of the .NET Micro Framework SDK that adds support for Visual Studio 2013. The release also contains other improvements that will benefit developers and hardware partners, making the install and update experience better. Check out the . NET...
  • Blog Post: .NET Sample Code on GitHub

    Today, we're happy to announce that we've started to move some of our sample assets over to GitHub , using the MIT license . So I can directly answer Ben's question: @ben_a_adams The sample code is now on GitHub. Check out this blog post: http://t.co/LXq2Ka1fLo — Immo Landwerth (@terrajobst...
  • 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...
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