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.NET for Apache® Spark™ In-Memory DataFrame Support

.NET for Apache Spark is aimed at making Apache® Spark™, and thus the exciting world of big data analytics, accessible to .NET developers. .NET for Spark can be used for processing batches of data, real-time streams, machine learning, and ad-hoc query. The DataFrame is one of the core data structures in Spark programming. A DataFrame is ...

Helping Customers Effectively

I have to put a disclaimer here since this is not the usual type of blog posts I write. I’m by no means a master at communication. This is just what I thought that seemed to work well. YMMV of course. But I’d be very happy if they help you in some way ‘cause many of us work with customers. And I welcome your thoughts and suggestions. I...
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Balancing work on GC threads

In Server GC, each GC thread will work on its heap in parallel (that's a simplistic view and is not necessarily true for all phases but on the high level it's exact the idea of a parallel GC). So that alone means work is already split between GC threads. But because GC work for some stages can only proceed after all threads are done with their...

.NET Core March 2020 Updates – 2.1.17 and 3.1.3

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core March 2020 Update. These updates only contain non-security 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 needed to ...

Catch up on the latest .NET Productivity features

The Roslyn team continuously works to provide tooling that deeply understands the code you are writing in-order to help you be more productive. In this post, I'll cover some of the latest .NET Productivity features available in Visual Studio 2019. Tooling improvements The feature that I'm most excited about is the new Go To Base command. Go...

Announcing F# 5 preview 1

We're excited to announce that F# 5 preview 1 is now available! Here's how to get it: If you're using Visual Studio on Windows, you'll need both the .NET 5 preview SDK and Visual Studio Preview installed. Using F# 5 preview You can use F# 5 preview via the .NET 5 preview SDK, or through the .NET and Jupyter Notebooks support. If you'...

.NET Framework March 2020 Update for Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update) and Windows Server 2016.

Today, we are releasing an update for .NET Framework 4.8 on Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update) and Windows Server 2016. Security This update does not contain any new security fixes. See January 2020 Security and Quality Rollup for the latest security updates. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and ...
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Updates on .NET Core Windows Forms designer

We released a preview version of Visual Studio 16.6 - Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6 Preview 1 and with it a new version of .NET Core Windows Forms designer. This release contains Coming next In the future releases we will be working on User Controls and third-party controls support, integration with popular controls ...

Async ValueTask Pooling in .NET 5

The async/await feature in C# has revolutionized how developers targeting .NET write asynchronous code. Sprinkle some async and await around, change some return types to be tasks, and badda bing badda boom, you've got an asynchronous implementation. In theory. In practice, obviously I've exaggerated the ease with which a codebase can be made ...

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