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Announcing .NET Framework 4.8 Early Access build 3694

We are happy to let you know that .NET Framework 4.8 is now feature complete and we have an early access build to share with you all! We will continue to stabilize this release and take more fixes over the coming months, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could help us ensure this is a high-quality release by trying it out and providing...

Welcome to C# 7.1

With C# we have always tended towards major releases: bundle a lot of features up, and release less frequently. We even went so far as routinely omitting the traditional ".0" when we talked about C# 6.0! In the C# 7.0 "wave" we are trying something new. Tools such as Visual Studio upgrade on a frequent cadence, and there's no longer a ...
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Welcome to the .NET Framework 4.7.1 Early Access!

Last Updated: 9/28/2017 Today, we are happy to share the .NET Framework 4.7.1 Early Access build with the Developer Pack. The .NET Framework 4.7.1 Developer Pack lets developers build applications that target the .NET Framework 4.7.1 by using Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015 or other IDEs. This is a single package that bundles the .NET...

.NET Announcements at Build 2015

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. Updated (July 2015): See Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 to read about the final version of the .NET Framework 4.6. At the Build conference today, Scott Guthrie announced the .NET Framework 4.6 RC and Visual Studio 2015 RC. He also announced important updates ...
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.NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM => start coding

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is unsupported. Updated (July 2015): See Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 to read about the latest version of the NET Framework. Today, we’re announcing the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Visual Studio 2013 (Soma’s blog). You can ...
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Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC

Update (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is unsupported. Update: The .NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM has been released and is available for download. The .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC is now available. It comes with a go-live license, enabling you to deploy 4.5.1 apps in production. Here are the RC bits. ...
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Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is unsupported. Updated (July 2015): See Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 to read about the latest version of the NET Framework. Update: The .NET Framework 4.5.1 RTM has been released and is available for download. The content below is still a great ...
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.NET Memory Allocation Profiling with Visual Studio 2012

This post was written by Stephen Toub, a frequent contributor to the Parallel Programming in .NET blog. He shows us how Visual Studio 2012 and an attention to detail can help you discover unnecessary allocations in your app that can prevent it from achieving higher performance. Visual Studio 2012 has a wealth of valuable functionality, ...
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Asynchronous Programming for Windows Store Apps: .NET is up to the Task

Programming with async and await is the driving force behind delivering “fast and fluid” user experiences. Compiler diagnostics for async APIs guide developers towards best practices – it’s a wonderful example of platform and tooling working together. Since the Windows Runtime uses a slightly different implementation for async ...
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