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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...

.NET Core Source Code Analysis with Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

This post was written by Varun Venkatesan, Li Tian, Denis Pravdin, who are engineers at Intel. They are excited to share .NET Core-specific enhancements that Intel has made to VTune Amplifier 2019. You can use this tool to use to make .NET Core applications faster on Intel processors. Update (2019.01.14): VTune™ Amplifier 2019 Update 2 ...

LibMan CLI Released

The Command Line Interface (CLI) is now available for Microsoft Library Manager (LibMan) and can be downloaded via NuGet. Look for Microsoft.Web.LibraryManager.Cli The LibMan CLI is cross-platform, so you’ll be able to use it anywhere that .NET Core is supported (Windows, Mac, Linux). Install the LibMan CLI To install LibMan, type: ...

Announcing .NET Standard 2.0

The .NET Standard 2.0 specification is now complete. It is supported in .NET Core 2.0, in the .NET Framework 4.6.1 and later versions, and in Visual Studio 15.3. You can start using .NET Standard 2.0 today. While this post demos .NET Standard in C#, it's also supported in Visual Basic and F#. For more details, take a look at the .NET ...
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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...

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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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 is available on Windows Update and WSUS

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. We are happy to announce that the .NET Framework 4.6.1 and its language packs are now available on Windows Update (WU) and WSUS for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. An offline installer is available here for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows...
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Announcing .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 RC

Updated (2017): See .NET Core Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is not supported. Today, we are announcing .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 Release Candidate, supported on Windows, OS X and Linux. This release is "Go Live", meaning you can deploy apps into production and call Microsoft Support if you need help. Please check out ...
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August 2015 .NET Security Updates

The .NET team released two security bulletins today as part of the monthly "Update Tuesday" cycle. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-080 - Critical, Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3078662) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe of the ...
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.NET Networking APIs for UWP Apps

This post was written by Sidharth Nabar, Program Manager on the Windows networking team. At Build 2015, we announced that .NET Core 5 is the new version of .NET for developers writing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. The set of networking APIs available for developers in .NET Core 5 is an evolution from the set that was available for ...
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