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  • 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: 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: 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: Upcoming .NET NuGet Releases

    This post was written by Richard Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET Core Framework team. We recently concluded a planning exercise for the next few months of work. From this exercise, we’d like to share the next set of NuGet releases that we plan to do. We chose this particular set based on your feedback...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Immutable collections are now RC

    Over the past several months, we’ve been working on a new set of collection types that offer an immutable design. Today we are happy to announce that we are one step closer to a stable version of this work: we’ve just shipped the release candidate (1.0.23 RC) of the Microsoft.Bcl.Immutable...
  • Blog Post: Updated NuGet Support in Visual Studio 2012.4

    As Brian Harry recently announced, there will be a Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 . With RC2, we’ve updated the NuGet support. In this blog post, I’ll summarize those improvements. Updated NuGet Client The RTM version of Visual Studio 2012 included a fairly old version of the NuGet client...
  • Blog Post: NuGet Package Restore with Team Foundation Build

    Note: This post is now also part of the official NuGet documentation . In this post, I’ll provide a walkthrough on how to use package restore with Team Foundation Build with both, git as well TF version control . In our previous blog post on how we improved package restore , I showed that...
  • Blog Post: Portable Compression is now stable

    Today we are happy to announce that our portable compression library is now available as a stable NuGet package. Microsoft.Bcl.Compression Microsoft.Bcl.Compression provides the following APIs in a portable fashion: Compression streams ( Deflate & gzip ) Reading and writing ZIP archives...
  • Blog Post: Improved Package Restore

    As we’ve previously explained we receive various reports on how our NuGet packages don’t play nicely with NuGet’s package restore feature. In this blog post I’ll talk about an update we shipped to our infrastructure package Microsoft.Bcl.Build that reduces the impact. The Issue...
  • 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: HttpClient 2.2 is now stable

    As promised , we’ve just pushed the RTM version of HttpClient 2.2 to NuGet . This version adds support for automatic decompression. As announced here , this doesn’t require a dependency on Microsoft.Bcl.Compression . This allowed us to support automatic decompression on more platforms and...
  • Blog Post: HttpClient 2.2 is now RC

    Today we are happy to announce the next step in providing a portable HttpClient with automatic decompression : we just pushed the RC version to NuGet . From Beta to RTM We haven’t changed much since the beta we shipped three weeks ago – simply because we didn’t have to. In...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Please welcome ImmutableArray<T>

    We’ve just released an update to our immutable collection package which adds a new member to the family of immutable collection types: ImmutableArray<T> . In this post, I’ll talk about why we added another collection and how it relates to the existing types. I’ll also cover...
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