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    Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview

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    Update: The .NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM has been released and is available for download. The content below is still a great description of the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and is a great way to learn about the great features in the release. Today, we are announcing...
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    Announcing the release of .NET Framework 4.5 RTM - Product and Source Code

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    Updated – 8/16/2012: Added license information about the source code release. Today, we are happy to announce the availability of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. You can develop apps that will take advantage of all the great features...
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    The .NET Framework 4.5 includes new garbage collector enhancements for client and server apps

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    What makes managed code, “managed”? Most people would point to the garbage collector. Automatic memory management makes a tremendous difference in programmer productivity. And when garbage collection improves, all .NET applications benefit. Abhishek Mondal...
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    .NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM => start coding

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    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...
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    Compatibility of .NET Framework 4.5

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    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...
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    Wondering why mscorsvw.exe has high CPU usage? You can speed it up.

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    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...
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    Async in 4.5: Worth the Await

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    Developers often ask for guidance on how to write responsive user interfaces. Reading most books about the .NET Framework over the past ten years, you’ll see coverage of the asynchronous programming model which requires a lot of careful attention while...
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    RyuJIT: The next-generation JIT compiler for .NET

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    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...
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    Announcing .NET Native Preview

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    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...
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    Downloading the .NET Framework and Visual Studio Express Editions and SDKs

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    Update: An updated version of this content is available: Get the latest .NET Bits . We see a lot of daily traffic through the .NET blog and the .NET dev center on MSDN . It is clear from the web traffic data that a key task for many of you is downloading...
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    Update 4.0.3 for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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    We continue to bring certain features through updates to .NET 4 without having to wait for the .NET 4.5 release. This post covers what the latest platform update has to offer. Vivek Mishra from the .NET Servicing team authored the following. – Layla...
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    Large Object Heap Improvements in .NET 4.5

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    Garbage collection is one of premiere features of the .NET managed coding platform. As the platform has become more capable, we’re seeing developers allocate more and more large objects. Since large objects are managed differently than small objects...
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    Introducing .NET Framework 4.5

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    Last week at the BUILD conference, we had the pleasure of announcing the next version of the .NET Framework and releasing a developer preview at the same time. We have so many new things in .NET 4.5 to discuss with our developer community – we’re...
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    .NET Memory Allocation Profiling with Visual Studio 2012

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    This post was written by Stephen Toub, a frequent contributor to the Parallel Programming in .NET blog . He shows us how Visual Studio 2012 and an attention to detail can help you discover unnecessary allocations in your app that can prevent it from achieving...
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    PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin

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    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...
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    Improved Package Restore

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    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...
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    Announcing the release of the .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8

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    Bringing the full power of the Windows based CLR and .NET Framework to the Windows Phone has been several years in the making. The .NET capabilities introduced with Windows Phone 8 builds upon many of the investments we’ve made across all platforms and...
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    Async in 4.5: Enabling Progress and Cancellation in Async APIs

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    The apps developers want to develop today are fast and fluid and the async features in .NET make this easier than ever. The world is also highly connected now which makes waiting for data a real concern for building great customer experiences. Alok Shriram...
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    The .NET Framework 4.5.1 is available on Windows Update and WSUS

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    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...
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    Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC

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    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....
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    Portable Class Library (PCL) now available on all platforms

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    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...
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    .NET Crash Dump and Live Process Inspection

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    Analyzing crash dumps can be complicated. Although Visual Studio supports viewing managed crash dumps, you often have to resort to more specialized tools like the SOS debugging extensions or WinDbg. In today’s post, Lee Culver, software developer...
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    Scaling cloud apps with the .NET Framework 4.5

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    The .NET Framework 4.5 is now available on Windows Azure. Thank you to everyone cheering for this moment. We’re just starting to see the possibilities that a rich developer framework like the .NET Framework and the cloud can have together. Richard Lander...
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    An easy solution for improving app launch performance

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    Over the last ten years of building the .NET runtime, quite a number of assumptions have changed. Early on we could assume that most computer users only had one processor. Today, the assumption is that you have at least two processors. While including...
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    Sharing Silverlight Assemblies with .NET Apps

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    At the recent PDC, Scott Guthrie announced in his Silverlight 4 keynote that we had implemented a new feature, to enable developers to share certain assemblies between Silverlight and .NET. There are many differences between Silverlight and full .NET...
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