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F# 5 and F# tools update

We're excited to announce some updates to F# 5 today! We shipped a lot of preview features since F# 5 preview 1, and they have all been stabilizing since that release. Today, we're happy to announce some minor additions to F# 5 and talk about some pretty cool performance work we've been doing. Here's how you get the latest release: ...

ASP.NET Core and Blazor updates in .NET Core 3.0

ASP.NET Core and Blazor updates in .NET Core 3.0 Today we are thrilled to announce the release of .NET Core 3.0! .NET Core 3.0 is ready for production use, and is loaded with lots of great new features for building amazing web apps with ASP.NET Core and Blazor. Some of the big new features in this release of ASP.NET Core include...

Improving .NET Core installation in Visual Studio and on Windows

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 and .NET Core 3.0 Preview 7 improve the installation experience of .NET Core on Windows. The goal is to reduce the number of .NET Core versions that might be on a machine. The improvements are based on customer feedback and our own experiences as well as laying the groundwork for future improvements. .NET Core ...

Visual Studio 2019 .NET productivity

Your friendly neighborhood .NET productivity team (aka. Roslyn) focuses a lot on improving the .NET coding experience. Sometimes it’s the little refactorings and code fixes that really improve your workflow. You may have seen many improvements in the previews, but for all of you who were eagerly awaiting the GA release here’s a few ...

Announcing F# 4.6

We're excited to announce general availability of F# 4.6 and the F# tools for Visual Studio 2019! In this post, I'll show you how to get started, explain the F# 4.6 feature set, give you an update on the F# tools for Visual Studio, and talk about what we're doing next. F# 4.6 was developed entirely via an open RFC (requests for comments) ...

Submit to the Applied F# Challenge!

This post was written by Lena Hall, a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. F# Software Foundation has recently announced their new initiative — Applied F# Challenge! We encourage you to participate and send your submissions about F# on Azure through the participation form. Applied F# Challenge is a new initiative to ...

Announcing F# 4.6 Preview

F# 4.6 is now fully released. See the announcement blog post for more. We're excited to announce that Visual Studio 2019 will ship a new version of F# when it releases: F# 4.6! F# 4.6 is a smaller update to the F# language, making it a "true" point-release. As with previous versions of F#, F# 4.6 was developed entirely via an open RFC (...

Visual Studio 2019 Preview .NET Productivity

As you hopefully heard, the first preview of Visual Studio 2019 is now available. In this post I’ll cover some of the productivity improvements for .NET developers we’re most excited about. For a complete list, check out the release notes. Regex Language Support Any regular expressions in your C# or Visual Basic files now have syntax ...

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