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What’s new for .NET and UWP in Win10 Tools 1.1

This post was written by Lucian Wischik, Program Manager on the Managed Languages team. Last week we updated the Visual Studio tools for Universal Windows Apps. The easiest way to get the update is within Visual Studio, under Tools > Extensions > Updates. (Also read the release notes). As part of this update, we're including a new ...
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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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.NET Native Performance

This post was authored by Xy Ziemba, the Program Manager for .NET Native performance, and Andrew Pardoe, Program Manager on the .NET runtime team. In our previous blog post introducing .NET Native, we talked about how .NET Native gives you the performance of C++ with the productivity of C#. Putting that in quantitative terms, Windows Store ...
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.NET Native Performance

This post was authored by Xy Ziemba, the Program Manager for .NET Native performance, and Andrew Pardoe, Program Manager on the .NET runtime team. In our previous blog post introducing .NET Native, we talked about how .NET Native gives you the performance of C++ with the productivity of C#. Putting that in quantitative terms, Windows Store ...
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.NET Native Performance

This post was authored by Xy Ziemba, the Program Manager for .NET Native performance, and Andrew Pardoe, Program Manager on the .NET runtime team. In our previous blog post introducing .NET Native, we talked about how .NET Native gives you the performance of C++ with the productivity of C#. Putting that in quantitative terms, Windows Store ...
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Announcing .NET Native Preview

This post was written by Subramanian Ramaswamy and Andrew Pardoe, Senior Program Managers on the .NET Native team. We’re thrilled to announce the first release of .NET Native. Windows Store apps start up to 60% faster with .NET Native and have a much smaller memory footprint. Our first release is a Developer Preview that allows you to ...
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Get the latest .NET Bits

We maintain a set of pages that make it easier for you to find all the .NET Framework versions, SDKs, and targeting packs that you can take advantage of in your .NET apps, as we mentioned last year on the .NET blog. We recently redesigned the pages and added more SDKs for you to download. You may even find some SDKs to try that you didn’t ...
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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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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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