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Announcing the .NET Framework 4.7.2

Today, we are happy to announce the release of the .NET Framework 4.7.2. It’s included in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. .NET Framework 4.7.2 is also available on Windows 7+ and Windows Server 2008 R2+. You can download the .NET Framework 4.7.2 The .NET Framework 4.7.2 includes improvements in several areas...

Cosmos DB Solves Common Data Challenges in App Development

When considering how to implement your application with a relational database, it can change how you build it dramatically. Some of these challenges include adding an abstract implementation of the schema in the code, mapping data to objects, building queries, and preventing SQL injection attacks. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to ...

Help us plan the future of .NET!

We’re currently planning our next major .NET releases and would love to hear your feedback on how you interact with .NET Framework and .NET Core today. Please fill out the survey below and help shape our next release by telling us about your biggest challenges and needs. It should only take 5 minutes to complete! Take the survey now! We ...
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Performance Improvements in .NET Core 2.1

Back before .NET Core 2.0 shipped, I wrote a post highlighting various performance improvements in .NET Core 2.0 when compared with .NET Core 1.1 and the .NET Framework. As .NET Core 2.1 is in its final stages of being released, I thought it would be a good time to have some fun and take a tour through some of the myriad of performance ...

.NET Highlights in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 4

As you know we continue to incrementally improve Visual Studio 2017 (version 15), and our 7th significant update is currently well under way with the 4th preview shipping today. As we’re winding down the preview, we’d like to stop and take the time to tell you about all of the great updates that are coming in Visual Studio version 15.7 for...
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What Happened to Bower?

Bower is a popular package management system for managing static content used by client-side web applications. Visual Studio provides rich support for Bower, including templates and package management tools. In October 2017, there were announcements on Twitter hinting that the Bower platform was being deprecated. While Bower hasn’t gone ...

Publish Improvements in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7

Today we released Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7. Our 15.7 update brings some exciting updates for publishing applications from Visual Studio that we’re excited to tell you about, including: Configure settings before publishing When publishing your ASP.NET Core applications to either a folder or Azure App Service you can ...

.NET Core April 2018 Update

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core April 2018 Update. This update includes .NET Core 1.0.11, 1.1.8 and 2.0.7. There are no new security fixes in this update. See April 2018 .NET Updates for other updates. Fixes and Commits CoreFX CoreCLR Getting the Update The .NET Core April 2018 Update is available from the .NET Core ...
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Library Manager: Client-side content manager for web apps

If you’re developing a modern web app, chances are your app will reference client-side JavaScript and CSS files like jQuery or bootstrap. Maybe you copy these from a previous project, download them, or use Bower. However, with Bower announcing they won’t be offering support into the future, we thought it time to produce a lightweight, ...

Blazor 0.2.0 release now available

Just a few weeks ago we announced the first preview release of an experimental web UI framework called Blazor. Blazor enables full-stack web development using C# and WebAssembly. So far thousands of web developers have taken on the challenge to try out Blazor and done some pretty remarkable things: The feedback and support from the ...

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