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    .NET Core is Open Source

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    Today is a huge day for .NET! We’re happy to announce that .NET Core will be open source, including the runtime as well as the framework libraries. This is a natural progression of our open source efforts, which already covers the managed compilers...
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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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    Introducing .NET Core

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    At connect() , we announced that .NET Core will be entirely released as open source software . I also promised to follow up with more details on .NET Core. In this post, I’ll provide an overview of .NET Core, how we’re going to release it...
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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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    .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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    The Next Generation of .NET – ASP.NET vNext

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    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...
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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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    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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    Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.2

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    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...
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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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    The Roadmap for WPF

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    When we introduced WPF back in 2006 (.NET 3.0), the response was absolutely phenomenal. Enterprises, ISV’s, and Microsoft Partners have made the technology central to their business, building amazing vertical solutions and mission critical applications...
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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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    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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    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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    Moving to the .NET Framework 4.5.2

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    A few months ago we announced the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5.2 , a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET 4.x family (.NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1). The .NET Framework 4.5.2 was released only a few short months after the release of .NET...
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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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    A new look for .NET Reference Source

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    This post was written by Alok Shriram , Program Manager on the .NET Framework team. He will show you a significantly improved experience around .NET Reference Source. Today I'm very excited to announce that we have an awesome new experience to use...
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    Announcing .NET 2015 Preview: A New Era for .NET

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    Today is a pivotal moment for .NET. With the release of .NET 2015 Preview, we are embarking on a new journey while maintaining our strong commitment to the 1+ billion customers that are using .NET today. As Scott Guthrie and S. ‘Soma’ Somesegar...
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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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    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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    Try out the new releases: .NET Framework vNext, ASP.NET vNext, .NET Native and RyuJIT

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    Today, we are announcing updated versions of .NET Framework vNext, ASP.NET vNext , .NET Native and RyuJIT . You can try out these new releases by installing Visual Studio “14” CTP3 . Please tell us what you think. The .NET Framework vNext We are releasing...
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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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    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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    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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    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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