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Update on .NET Standard adoption

It's about two years ago that I announced .NET Standard 2.0. Since then we've been working hard to increase the set of .NET Standard-based libraries for .NET. This includes many of the BCL components, such as the Windows Compatibility Pack, but also other popular libraries, such as the JSON.NET, the Azure SDK, or the AWS SDK. In this blog post...

Calling all .NET desktop and mobile developers!

We would love to hear about your experience with building client applications in .NET. Your feedback will greatly help us to improve the .NET tooling and ensure our roadmap focuses on your needs. Participate in shaping the future of the .NET client development by taking this short survey (5 minutes to complete). We are also searching for ...

Try out Nullable Reference Types

Try out Nullable Reference Types With the release of .NET Core 3.0 Preview 7, C# 8.0 is considered "feature complete". That means that the biggest feature of them all, Nullable Reference Types, is also locked down behavior-wise for the .NET Core release. It will continue to improve after C# 8.0, but it is now considered stable with ...

Improving .NET Core installation in Visual Studio and on Windows

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 and .NET Core 3.0 Preview 7 improve the installation experience of .NET Core on Windows. The goal is to reduce the number of .NET Core versions that might be on a machine. The improvements are based on customer feedback and our own experiences as well as laying the groundwork for future improvements. .NET Core ...