Damian Edwards

Principal PM Architect, .NET Program Management

Damian has been in IT since the mid 90's, working in desktop support & server administration before making the jump to web development in the year 2000. Australian & British by birth he now resides in the US where he's worked on the .NET team at Microsoft since 2010. He enjoys spending time with his family and appreciates good coffee, malt whisky, craft beer, and swiss watches.

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Announcing ASP.NET Core 2.2, available today!

The main theme for this ASP.NET Core release was to improve developer productivity and platform functionality with regard to building Web/HTTP APIs. As usual, we made some performance improvements as well and posted about these features as part of the preview releases which you can read about by following the link below.

A first look at changes coming in ASP.NET Core 3.0

While we continue to work on finalizing the next minor version of ASP.NET Core, we’re also working on major updates to our next release that will include some changes in how projects are composed with frameworks, tighter .NET Core integration, and 3rd party open source integration, all with the goal of making it easier and faster for you to ...

ASP.NET Core 2.2.0-preview1: Healthchecks

What is it? We're adding a health checks service and middleware in 2.2.0 to make it easy to use ASP.NET Core in environments that require health checks - such as Kubernetes. The new features are set of libraries defining an IHealthCheck abstraction and service, as well as a middleware for use in ASP.NET Core. Health checks are used by a ...

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview2 now available

Today we're very happy to announce that the second preview of the next minor release of ASP.NET Core and .NET Core is now available for you to try out. This second preview includes many refinements based on feedback we received from the first preview we released back in February. You can read about .NET Core 2.1.0-preview2 over on their blog...

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1 now available

Today we're very happy to announce that the first preview of the next minor release of ASP.NET Core and .NET Core is now available for you to try out. We've been working hard on this release over the past months, along with many folks from the community, and it's now ready for a wider audience to try it out and provide the feedback that will ...

Enabling the .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”) in ASP.NET applications

The .NET languages team recently announced the availability and open sourcing of a public preview of “Roslyn”, the new .NET Compiler Platform. This is the long awaited .NET “compiler as a service” that represents the future of languages and compilation for .NET. You can download a preview including new compilers and ...