Richard Lander

Product Manager, .NET Team

Richard Lander is a Program Manager on the .NET team. He works on making .NET work great in memory-limited Docker containers, on Arm hardware like the Raspberry Pi, and enabling GPIO programming and IoT scenarios. He is part of the design team that defines new .NET runtime capabilities and features. Favourite fantasy: Dune and Doctor Who. He grew up in Canada and New Zealand.

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Improving multi-platform container support

Learn how to build containers for multiple architectures, including building containers on Apple M1 machines for an x64 cloud.

Secure your .NET cloud apps with rootless Linux Containers

Learn about patterns for securing your containers with a non-root user, and changes to .NET container images in .NET 8 to enable this behavior.

.NET 6 is now in Ubuntu 22.04

.NET 6 is now included in Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy) and can be installed with just apt install dotnet6. This change is a major improvement and simplification for Ubuntu users. We're also releasing .NET with Chiseled Ubuntu Containers, a new small and secure container offering from Canonical. These improvements are the result of a new partnership between Canonical and Microsoft.

Improving .NET host error messages and supportability

Error messages and dotnet --info have been updated with more useful information to improve supportability.

Announcing .NET 6 — The Fastest .NET Yet

.NET 6 is now available. It is easier to use, runs faster, and has many new features.

Announcing .NET 6 Release Candidate 2

.NET 6 Release Candidate 2 is now available.

Announcing .NET 6 Release Candidate 1

.NET 6 RC1 is now available.

.NET Core 2.1 container images will be deleted from Docker Hub

Starting on August 21st, .NET Core 2.1 Docker container images will no longer be available on Docker Hub, but exclusively on Microsoft Container Registry (MCR). Read on for more information.

Announcing .NET 6 Preview 7

.NET 6 Preview 7 is now available.

Conversation about the .NET open source project

Conversation with .NET engineers about the .NET open source project, five+ years in.