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  • 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: 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: Debugging support for .NET Native Preview apps

    Our friends in Visual Studio have written a post about the debugging support for the .NET Native Preview . Go check it out !
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: .NET Framework 4.5 – Off to a great start

    The .NET Framework just passed 3 million downloads. During this time, we’ve been monitoring your experience, paying attention to both telemetry and social traffic. One of the first things I do every morning is read through all the Twitter traffic about .NET. Many others on the .NET team do the same....
  • Blog Post: Improvements in .NET Framework Setup for Developers, IT Pros, and Users

    The only experience most Microsoft customers have with the .NET Framework is the deployment and installation experience, which is why we spend so much time analyzing opportunities to improve it. For .NET 4.5, our goal was to build a product that was equivalent to a service pack with additional features...
  • Blog Post: Optimizing the .NET Framework Deployment Experience for Users and Developers

    Rapid development has been one of the enduring themes behind the design of the .NET Framework. We know that authoring application installers is particularly difficult and could be improved. The following post is by Richard Lander from the program management team on the Common Language Runtime . He explains...
  • Blog Post: Compatibility of .NET Framework 4.5

    Fundamentals were a big part of our focus while building .NET 4.5. We divided fundamentals into seven areas called “tenets”. One of these tenets is compatibility. Today’s post is by Manish Agnihotri, a program manager who is driving compatibility across the .NET Framework. -- Brandon Editor's update...
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