Open-source project of the week: Let's Encrypt Azure Web App Renewer
There's a growing consensus that all web sites should transition now to be encrypted with HTTPS. This comes at a cost, and with the friction associated with acquiring and renewing certificates. The problem of cost is now addressed by Let's Encrypt, but ...
Today, we released the first Preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4. This includes an update to the UWP tooling that supports .NET Standard 2.0. In this post, I'll outline what this means for UWP development with .NET.
In order to use .NET Standard 2.0 in UWP, you need to target Fall Creators Update (FCU) as the minimum ...
As part of the series of posts announced at this initial blog post (.NET Application Architecture Guidance) that explores each of the architecture areas currently covered by our team, this current blog post focuses on "Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Architecture and Patterns guidance".
Just as a reminder, the four introductory ...
Last week we announced the release of ASP.NET Core 2.0 and described some top new features, including Razor Pages, new and updated templates, and Application Insights integration. In this blog post we are going to dig into more details of features in 2.0. This list is not exhaustive or in any particular order, but highlights a number of ...
Visual Studio extension of the week: Project File Tools
The Project File Tools Visual Studio extension provides package name and version IntelliSense, tooltips for packages, and more, when editing a file in Visual Studio.
The extension just got updated. Get it from the Visual Studio Marketplace.
A new update for .NET Framework is now available for the AppContext class. The behavior of the AppContext class was recently regressed. The update returns the class to the correct behavior. This update affects the .NET Framework 4.6 and later. The update is not required on Windows 10.
The AppContext class was introduced in the .NET Framework ...
The August 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup is now available.
Quality and Reliability
This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements.
Note: Additional information on these improvements is not available. The VSTS ...
.NET Core 2.0, ASP.NET Core 2.0, Entity Framework 2.0, and Visual Studio 2017 Update 3 launched!
This is a week to celebrate for the .NET community, as .NET Core 2.0, ASP.NET Core 2.0, and Entity Framework 2.0 shipped! We're also getting an update to Visual Studio 2017 with lots of improvements for .NET Core developers. ...
Now that .NET Core 2.0 has been released, we wanted to take some time to talk about F# and .NET Core.
F# and .NET Core 1.0
F# has been supported on .NET Core and .NET Standard since their 1.0 releases. In the months leading up to the release of .NET Core 1.0, Enrico Sada from the F# community worked with us and other teams at Microsoft to add...
.NET Core 2.0 is available today as a final release. You can start developing with it at the command line, in your favorite text editor, in Visual Studio 2017 15.3, Visual Studio Code or Visual Studio for Mac. It is ready for production workloads, on your own hardware or your favorite cloud, like Microsoft Azure...