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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...

Profile-guided optimization in .NET Core 2.0

This post was co-written by Daniel Podder and Bertrand Le Roy. .NET Core 2.0 introduces many new optimizations that will make your code even faster. A lot of work has been done in the base class library to improve performance, but in this post, we'd like to talk about a specific category of optimization: profile-guided optimization (or PGO...
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December 2016 Update for .NET Core 1.0

Today, we are releasing a new set of reliability and quality updates for .NET Core 1.0. This month's update is our second Long Term Support (LTS) update and includes updated versions of multiple packages in .NET Core, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core. We recommend everyone on the 1.0.* LTS track move to this update immediately. How to ...
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CoreCLR is now Open Source

We’re excited to announce that CoreCLR is now open source on GitHub. CoreCLR is the .NET execution engine in .NET Core, performing functions such as garbage collection and compilation to machine code. .NET Core is a modular implementation of .NET that can be used as the base stack for a wide variety of scenarios, today scaling from console ...
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dotnetConf 2014 Wrapup

We just wanted to say thank you for your time attending the dotnetConf in June 2014 where we shared innovation and news about the present and future of .NET, all in a single place focusing on .NET technologies.  You may have missed sessions during the streaming delivered on June 25th and 26th, so, for your convenience, we’d like to ...
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Update to SIMD Support

A month ago we announced support for SIMD. Today, we're announcing an update to "RyuJIT" and our NuGet package that exposes the SIMD programming model. Updates to the Microsoft.Bcl.Simd NuGet package More types for Vector<T> We've expanded the support of the Vector<T> types: Support for mutable vector types We've also changed ...
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The Next Generation of .NET – ASP.NET vNext

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. Updated (July 2015): See Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 to read about the latest version of the NET Framework. Today at TechEd North America, we announced the latest set of innovations that are part of the next generation of .NET. The biggest of those is ASP.NET ...
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Get your libraries ready for Windows Phone 8.1

Two weeks ago, we released the Windows Phone preview for developers. In this post, I’ll cover what this means for library and app developers. What this means for library developers As a .NET developer you can target Windows Phone 8.1 via two platforms: Apps that target Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 can consume existing libraries and...
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The JIT finally proposed. JIT and SIMD are getting married.

Processor speed no longer follows Moore’s law. So in order to optimize the performance of your applications, it’s increasingly important to embrace parallelization. Or, as Herb Sutter phrased it, the free lunch is over. You may think that task-based programming or offloading work to threads is already the answer. While multi-...
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