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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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    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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    Automatically Capturing a Dump When a Process Crashes

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    I recently received the following question from a customer: “During our test runs (which might run for hours), if a process crashes, we’d like to create full memory dumps for later diagnosis. Can I configure the machine to do this automatically...
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    The Next Generation of .NET

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    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...
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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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    The JIT finally proposed. JIT and SIMD are getting married.

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    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...
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    .NET Micro Framework now supports Visual Studio 2013

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    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...
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    Would you like a MultiDictionary?

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    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...
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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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    ASP.NET App Suspend – responsive shared .NET web hosting

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    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...
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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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    Leveraging existing code across .NET platforms

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    Today we are happy to announce the alpha release of the .NET Portability Analyzer extension for Visual Studio. Please try it out. This add-in was created by our software developer intern Charles Lowell . Over the last few years, consumers and enterprise...
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    .NET Sample Code on GitHub

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    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:...
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    One Week of Open Source

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    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...
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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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    RyuJIT CTP2: Getting Ready for Prime-time

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    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...
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    Available Now: Preview of Project “Orleans” – Cloud Services at Scale

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    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...
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    Introducing the Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool

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    The .NET Setup team has made some significant investments over the last couple of years in improving the deployment experience for the .NET Framework setup and its updates. In spite of this effort, occasionally some customers run into issues deploying...
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    .NET Native Deep Dive: Debugging into Interop Code

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    This post was authored by Yi Zhang, a Senior Software Development Engineer on the .NET Native team. .NET Native and MCG At this point, you’ve probably seen the .NET Native announcement and some of our other .NET Native blog posts . We’ve...
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    The .NET Native Tool-Chain

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    This post was authored by Xy Ziemba, Program Manager on the .NET Native team. At BUILD, we announced .NET Native Preview . .NET Native is a compilation technology and a small runtime that allow .NET applications to start up to 60% faster and have a...
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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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    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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    Immutable collections ready for prime time

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    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...
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    Announcing October 2014 Updates to .NET Framework vNext, ASP.NET vNext and .NET Native in Visual Studio “14” CTP4

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    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...
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