.NET’s Task Parallel Library is seeing a tune-up in the soon to be released .NET 4.6. In addition to some helper methods that reduce code, and possibly memory usage, TPL is gaining a solution to a tricky problem with SetResult.
Continuing with it's plans to open source the .NET platform, Microsoft has released the CLR and RyuJIT as part of the CoreCLR package. It is fully open source and available today on GitHub.
Microsoft announced new features to Azure SQL Database, Azure Active Directory, Azure RMS and Azure Media Services.
The Raspberry Pi foundation has announced a new upgrade for the Raspberry Pi, including a quad-core ARM A7 processor and 1G of memory. Additionally, Microsoft have been involved and Windows 10 for devices will be available for free as part of the Widows on Devices programme. Read on for more details.
According to an official blog post, Microsoft’s Cloud Platform System (CPS) is running Microsoft’s internal IaaS private cloud codenamed “Nebula”.
It has been roughly 2 months since Microsoft started the open source released of the .NET Core libraries. The project has seen tremendous growth, and has provided some details as to how the move to GitHub has boosted development.
With C# 6 nearly complete, work has begun on the next version. Like past versions, the first step is to set an overall theme and scope for what is to come. That vision has been shared by Mads Torgersen by publishing the first set of meeting notes for the C# 7 design team.
Azure’s beefy, powerful G-series VM types are now available in East US 2 region.
This is part 2 of our analysis of the .NET API review meeting for January 14th. This report covers HashSet, RegEx, Process.Start, Immutable collections, and BitVector32.
amarin last week announced version 8.6 of its iOS SDK (Xamarin.iOS), the first non-beta release to include the company's Unified API for iOS and Mac. The Unified API replaces the 32-bit MonoTouch and MonoMac APIs, enabling code re-use across both platforms and adding 64-bit support.
Should all .NET Collections Implement all .NET Collection Interfaces? That was the first of several important API questions asked in the .NET Core API Review for January the 14th. This video contains a recording of the discussions about ten change requests for the .NET’s base class library.
Microsoft is continuing their move from CodePlex to GitHub for their open source offerings. The F# compiler was moved on the 13th, with the Roslyn based C# and VB compilers following a few days later.
The latest preview of Visual Studio 2015 demonstrates new diagnostic and debugging tools along with a new release of TypeScript. An updated build of ASP.NET 5 is also included, broadening its developer tools.
A release candidate for IKVM with Java 8 support is now available.
A lot of small releases were made by Microsoft’s SQL Server team last month. Some of the highlights include Power BI for on-site servers, System Center support for SQL Server 2014, and updated Java/PHP drivers.