When Microsoft announced version 4.5.1 of the .NET Framework, it would have been safe to assume it is a minor point release. That has turned out to be a false assumption, as this update will affect nearly .NET with a slew of performance enhancements, debugging tools, and increased productivity.
The recently relesed Microsoft.Diagnostics.Runtime or CLR Memory Diagnostics (ClrMD) component enables you to automate inspection tasks and access debugging information using set of advanced APIs.
NuoDB 1.1 includes a ADO.NET driver, LINQ and EF providers, support for Windows 64-bit and Azure, performance improvements.
Microsoft has released Enterprise Library 6.0 with a Semantic Logging application block, support for Unity 3.0 and Windows Store apps, simplified usage, better documentation and overall experience.
Microsoft has released the final version of Microsoft.Bcl.Async. This package allows developers using .NET 4, Silverlight 4, and Windows Phone 7.5 to use the async features found in C# 5 and VB 11.
EZNamespaceExtensions.Net v2013 enables you to develop Windows Explorer namespace extensions using Visual Studio with support for Multi-level sub folders, Thumbnail view, Icons, Property sheet, Infotip and much more.
The Edge.js project combines Node.js with the .NET platform. Developers can use C# on Node.js or provide Node.js functionality to C# applications-- allowing them to use the best tool for each task. InfoQ had the opportunity to speak with author Tomasz Janczuk about the project and his future plans.
Microsoft has recently open sourced on CodePlex 22 code samples under the Apache 2.0 license. The samples which are also included in the Kinect for Windows Toolkit show how to make use of various Kinect features: Audio, Basic Interactions, Colors, Depth, Face Tracing, Infrared, Slideshow Gestures, Speech, WPF, XNA, and others.
Xamarin has released a preview of their async-enabled libraries for iOS and Android development. This work is based heavily on Microsoft’s .NET 4.5, which was released late last year as part of Visual Studio 2012. Xamarin is the new name for the development platforms previously known as MonoTouch and Mono for Android.
ANTS Performance Profiler 8 beta release provides support for Web request, Async code, Windows Store Profiling including that of SharePoint 2013. In this interview, Ben Emmett, Red Gate Software shared additional information about the new features.
LINQ Insight 2.0 has been released with support for RavenDB, List
Microsoft recently released SvcPerf which is an end to end ETW based trace viewer for manifest based traces.
Crypto Obfuscator .Net v2013 includes several new performance enhancements with support for Windows 8 and Automatic Exception Reporting.
From IBuySpy Workshop to DotNetNuke - 10 Years of Evolution for the Largest Web CMS platform on Microsoft .NET
Microsoft has recently released updates for .NET Framework 4.5 which fixes reliability, compatibility, stability, and performance issues associated with WPF, CLR, Windows Forms, XML, NCL, ASP.NET, WWF, WCF and Entity Framework.