Kathleen Dollard

Principal Program Manager, .NET

Kathleen Dollard loves to code and loves to teach and talk about code. She’s written tons of articles, a book, and spoken around the world. She’s on the .NET Team at Microsoft where she works on the .NET Core CLI and SDK and managed languages (C# and Visual Basic.NET). She’s always ready to help developers take the next step in exploring the wonderful world we call code.

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Announcing C# 12

Announcing the official release of C# 12, including collection expressions, primary constructors, and more!

New C# 12 preview features

.NET 8 Preview 6 adds three new features for C# 12: interceptors, inline arrays, and enhancements to the nameof expression.

Check out new C# 12 preview features!

The first set of C# 12 features are here in preview including primary constructors, using aliases, and lambda expression parameters.

Update to the .NET language strategy

Interested in what is going on and the future of .NET languages, (C#, F#, and Visual Basic)? We have just published an updated version of the .NET Language Strategy on our documentation!

C# 11 Preview Updates – Raw string literals, UTF-8 and more!

C# 11 features are coming along nicely and the most recent release features all sorts of goodies including updates to string literals, pattern matching, checked user-defined operators, and an update on !!.

Early peek at C# 11 features

Learn about the C# 11 preview features you can try out in Visual Studio 17.1 and .NET SDK 6.0.200!

F# 6 is officially here!

F# 6 is released as part of .NET 6. You'll find new task based async, pipeline debugging, and tons of other features!

What’s New for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2022

Check out the great new features for Visual Basic developers in Visual 2022

Welcome to C# 10

Check out the great new features in C# 10 as part of .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022, that make your code prettier, more expressive, and faster.

What’s new in F# 6

F# 6 is now a release candidate. Checkout all of the new features available in this release.