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.NET Framework December 5, 2018 Preview of Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019

Today, we are releasing the December 5, 2018 Preview of .NET Framework Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019. For more information about the new Cumulative Updates for .NET Framework for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 please refer to this recent announcement. Quality and Reliability This ...

Cross-platform Time Zones with .NET Core

Developing applications that span multiple operating systems in .NET Core while working with Time Zone information can lead to unexpected results for developers not familiar with the differences in how operating systems manage Time Zones. In this post, we will explore those differences and the challenges they present. Reproducing the issue ...

Understanding the Whys, Whats, and Whens of ValueTask

The .NET Framework 4 saw the introduction of the System.Threading.Tasks namespace, and with it the Task class. This type and the derived Task<TResult> have long since become a staple of .NET programming, key aspects of the asynchronous programming model introduced with C# 5 and its async / await keywords. In this post, I'll ...

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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Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.2

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. We are happy to announce the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5.2. It is a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET Framework 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1. ...
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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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Sharing code across platforms

At Build we announced two great ways to re-use your code: the new Universal Windows apps, and the improved portable class libraries. They both help you reuse code across platforms. In this post, I’ll describe both options and how you can choose between them. Overview Why two options? The short answer is that shared projects are about ...
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