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Why you should use F#

Why you should use F# This post was written by Phillip Carter and Mads Torgersen. Both work on languages on the .NET team. At Build 2017, we presented a tech talk entitled "Why You Should Use F#". However, not everyone can attend Build, and many attendees were unable to find a position in the room where they could adequately hear us. You ...

The week in .NET – Open XML SDK, Adventure Time

Previous posts: Package of the week: Open XML SDK The Open XML SDK provides open-source libraries for working with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. It supports scenarios such as high-performance generation of word-processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, high fidelity conversion of Word documents to HTML, ...
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.NET Framework May 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10

We just released a new Cumulative Quality Update for the .NET Framework. This update is specific to Windows 10 Creators Update. Previously released security and quality updates are included in this release. These quality updates will be made available to other .NET Framework and Windows version combinations in Q3 2017. You can read the .NET...
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Using .NET and Docker Together

Update: See Using .NET and Docker Together – DockerCon 2018 Update Many developers I talk to are either using Docker actively or planning to adopt containers in their environment. Containers are an important trend in our industry and .NET is part of that. Microsoft and Docker have been working together so that you'll have a great ...

Announcing EF 6.2 beta 1

Earlier this month, we announced a preview of Entity Framework Core 2.0, the lightweight, extensible and cross-platform version of EF for .NET Core and .NET Framework. Today we are making the 6.2 beta 1 version of the Entity Framework runtime and the corresponding Visual Studio tooling available. EF 6.2 is a new iteration of Microsoft's ...
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Cloud Gal interview

Microsoft recently started a new series called "Cloud Gal" that promotes female software developers. They interviewed me last week and the episode just became live on Channel9. This was supposed to be pretty lighthearted so I stayed very high level when I talked about GC (turned out it was harder to talk on such high level than otherwise). It ...
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.NET Framework May 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup

This release is no longer recommended / available. A bug was found in the May 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup installer that is incompatible with the .NET Framework 4.7 installer. The bug only surfaces when the May 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup (this update) and the .NET Framework 4.7 are installed, in that order. See KB ...
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Announcing EF Core 2.0 Preview 1

This week we made Entity Framework Core 2.0 Preview 1 available. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. EF Core follows the same release cycle as .NET Core but can be used in multiple .NET platforms, including .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Framework 4.6 or newer. Installing or ...
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