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Porting desktop apps to .NET Core

Since I've been working with the community on porting desktop applications from .NET Framework to .NET Core, I've noticed that there are two camps of folks: some want a very simple and short list of instructions to get their apps ported to .NET Core while others prefer a more principled approach with more background information. Instead of ...

The F# development home on GitHub is now dotnet/fsharp

TL;DR We've moved the F# GitHub repository from microsoft/visualfsharp to dotnet/fsharp, as specified in the corresponding RFC. F# has a somewhat strange history in its name and brand. If we roll back the clocks to the year 2015, F# sort of had two identities. One side of this was Visual F#, or "VisualFSharp"; a product within Visual ...

Introducing the new Microsoft.Data.SqlClient

This post was written by Vicky Harp, Program Manager on SqlClient and SQL Server Tools. Those of you who have been following .NET development closely have very likely seen Scott Hunter's latest blog post, .NET Core is the Future of .NET. The change in focus of .NET Framework towards stability and new feature development moving to .NET Core ...

Introducing diagnostics improvements in .NET Core 3.0

In .NET Core 3.0, we are introducing a suite of tools that utilize new features in the .NET runtime that make it easier to diagnose and solve performance problems. These runtime features help you answer some common diagnostic questions you may have: Is my application healthy? Often times an application can slowly start ...

.NET Core is the Future of .NET 

We introduced .NET Core 1.0 on November 2014. The goal with .NET Core was to take the learning from our experience building, shipping and servicing .NET Framework over the previous 12 years and build a better product. Some examples of these improvements are side-by-side installations (you can install a new version and not worry about ...

Announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5. It includes a new Json serializer, support for publishing single file executables, an update to runtime roll-forward, and changes in the BCL. If you missed it, check out the improvements we released in .NET Core 3.0 Preview 4, from last month. Download .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5 right now on ...