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    Please welcome ImmutableArray<T>

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    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...
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    Update to HttpClient and Automatic Decompression

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    Two weeks ago, we published a beta of HttpClient that provides support for automatic decompression. Since then, we’ve received a fair amount of feedback, especially around the fact that it relies on a native implementation of compression that isn’t...
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    NuGet Package Restore Issues

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    We’ve received several reports that our NuGet packages broke the NuGet package restore feature . In this post, I’ll explain what the issue is, how you can work around it, and finally how we plan on fixing this issue in the long term. The...
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    Portable Compression and HttpClient Working Together

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    Today we’re happy to announce that we released two NuGet packages: A brand new Microsoft.Bcl.Compression (Beta) . A portable compression library that supports stream based compression (gzip, deflate) as well as ZIP archives. An updated...
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    Get /httpclient/rtm – 200 OK

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    As promised in our last blog post we’re releasing Microsoft.Net.Http as a stable NuGet package today. Yep, that’s right: You can finally start using the portable HttpClient 2.1 in production! As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts...
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    Portable HttpClient is now available as RC

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    Three months ago we shipped the first preview of the portable HttpClient . Many of you wondered when we would ship the RTM version. Today, we’re happy to announce the first step towards an RTM: We shipped a release candidate (RC) of HttpClient ...
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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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    Social Engineering

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    When people in our industry use the term “social engineering” they are usually referring to security attacks . Politicians and lobbyists would mean something entirely different too. But that’s not what I will talk about here. Instead...
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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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    .NET Framework Documentation Improvements

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    The CLR documentation team has been busy responding to feedback and making updates and changes to the .NET Framework documentation in the MSDN Library. We would like to tell you about the most recent set of document updates, which were published earlier...
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    C# is the “Language of the Year”

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    It’s a great way to start a new year: the PYPL index has named C# the language of the year . This index focuses on the leading indicator of learning a language. It’s nice to see that there’s been increased interest in C# over the past year. In the spirit...
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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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    Talking about .NET in the Community Press

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    We follow a lot of blogs and digital papers relating to both .NET and also technology in general. There is a lot of great content that gets published every day about .NET. We’re starting a new series to publish these great links, doing our part to help...
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    Asynchronous Programming for Windows Store Apps: .NET is up to the Task

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    Programming with async and await is the driving force behind delivering “fast and fluid” user experiences. Compiler diagnostics for async APIs guide developers towards best practices – it’s a wonderful example of platform and tooling working together...
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    Building Windows Store Apps with .NET

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    For .NET developers, this is the best time to build client apps. Never before have the Windows APIs been so easy to use from C# or Visual Basic without wrapping them with custom libraries. So far, we’ve seen some amazing apps in the Windows Store built...
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    Introducing NETCF 3.9 in Windows Embedded Compact 2013 – a faster, leaner and multi-core runtime!

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    Ever since .NET Compact Framework was introduced at the PDC conference in 2001, programming with .NET has scaled from some of the smallest devices to the largest servers. With C# and Visual Basic, developers can apply the same skills to program both devices...
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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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    The Microsoft Build 2012 Event — .NET Framework Highlights

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    It was at the first BUILD conference last year that we announced the .NET Framework 4.5. BUILD last week was a big opportunity for us to reflect on the incredible things you can do with .NET 4.5 and Windows 8. It was also a place where we could launch...
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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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    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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    .NET Framework 4.5 – Off to a great start

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    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...
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    Improvements in .NET Framework Setup for Developers, IT Pros, and Users

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    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...
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    Improving Your App's Performance with PerfView

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    Late last year, Vance Morrison, who is currently an architect on the .NET Framework Performance team, released PerfView , which is a new performance tool for .NET developers. PerfView helps you discover and investigate performance hotspots in .NET Framework...
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    Celebrating the Visual Studio 2012 launch with the release of a popular App

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    Today, we’re happy to announce the launch of Visual Studio 2012 and the .NET Framework 4.5. You can read more about the Visual Studio 2012 launch on Jason Zander’s blog . We’ve been using the new version of Visual Studio for several months now to build...
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    Evolving the Reflection API

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    As many developers have noticed, the reflection APIs changed in the .NET API set for Windows Store apps. Much of .NET’s ability to offer a consistent programming model to so many platforms over the last ten years has been the result of great architectural...
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