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Announcing .NET Core 3.0 Release Candidate 1

Today, we're announcing .NET Core 3.0 Release Candidate 1. Just like with Preview 9, we've focused on polishing .NET Core 3.0 for a final release. We are now getting very, very close. We intend to release the final version on September 23 at .NET Conf. Download .NET Core 3.0 RC1 on Windows, macOS, and Linux, available now. Details...

Finalization implementation details

Years ago I wrote a document on making finalization scanning concurrent. At the time there was an internal team that was using finalization as a way to resurrect objects and putting them back in their cache. While we’ve always advised to folks that finalization was for releasing native resources I couldn’t fault this team for using it the ...

.NET Framework September 2019 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the September 2019 Cumulative Update, Security and Quality Rollup, and Security Only Update for .NET Framework. Security CVE-2019-1142– .NET Framework Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the .NET Framework common language runtime (CLR) allows file creation in ...

.NET Core September 2019 Updates – 2.1.13 and 2.2.7

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core September 2019 Update. These updates contain security and reliability fixes. See the individual release notes for details on updated packages. NOTE: If you are a Visual Studio user, there are MSBuild version requirements so use only the .NET Core SDK supported for each Visual Studio version. Information...

GC Perf Infrastructure – Part 0

In this blog entry and some future ones I will be showing off functionalities that our new GC perf infrastructure provides. Andy and I have been working on it (he did all the work; I merely played the consultant role). We will be open sourcing it soon and I wanted to give you some examples of using it and you can add these to your repertoire ...

Announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9

Today, we're announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9. Just like with Preview 8, we've focused on polishing .NET Core 3.0 for a final release and aren't adding new features. If these final builds seem less exciting than earlier previews, that's by design. Download .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9 right now on Windows, macOS, and Linux. ASP.NET Core, EF...

Hardware Intrinsics in .NET Core

Several years ago, we decided that it was time to support SIMD code in .NET. We introduced the System.Numerics namespace with Vector2, Vector3, Vector4, Vector<T>, and related types. These types expose a general-purpose API for creating, accessing, and operating on them using hardware vector instructions (when available). They also ...

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